Ringgold youth recovering after near drowning in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, California (WDEF) – A young man from Ringgold is slowly recovering after a near drowning earlier this month on the west coast.

Ethan Burns was visiting his twin brother in San Diego.

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Hayden Burns is in the Navy.

On January 10th, The two were standing on a sand bar in the surf when a giant wave knocked them under.

Ethan has been unconscious ever since, though his mother reports that he briefly opened his eyes and communicated on Tuesday.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe account to pay for his return to the Chattanooga area.

It has just passed the half way point to their $25,000 goal.

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