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Friends, family remember Albany student who drowned at Vermont college

August 02, 2018 04:55 PM

POULTNEY, Vt. - It was an emotional afternoon in Vermont on Thursday, as family, friends and classmates remembered an Albany student who apparently drowned this week in a river behind the Green Mountain College Campus.

A memorial was held for 20-year-old Fuquan Ford. He graduated from Green Tech, where he played on the basketball team.

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Vermont State Police say they found him unresponsive Monday in the Poultney River. Troopers attempted CPR, but couldn't revive him.

Ford's mother says she wants to start a foundation in her son's honor, to teach kids how to swim.

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