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Plaque placed at park in memory of two boys

Friday December 14, a plaque at the Burton Wells Park in Beaufort was unveiled to the Middleton Family.  Nathan, 13, and his brother Reginald Middleton, 11, drowned August 31, 1994, while swimming in a pond on the Burton Wells property.

As a result of the deaths of these two young boys, Beaufort County Council made a commitment to provide an opportunity for as many children as possible to learn how to swim.  Currently, Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services operates three indoor pools and one outdoor pool where school-aged children can learn how to swim.

Councilman Herbert Glaze unveiled the plaque to the family last Friday afternoon, saying, “This was such a tragedy to lose these boys at such a young age but more children have learned to swim as a result.”  The Middleton family was very appreciative of the plaque.  The boys’ grandmother, grandfather, sister and mother were all in attendance.

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