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By Erin Tierney and Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

'The epitome of an all-American boy' - Community mourns loss of vibrant teen


June 20, 2019

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Giovanni "Gio" Mediati was strong leader, both on and off of the baseball field, his friends said.

The Creswell community is in mourning after a 15-year-old died last week in a swimming accident, just hours after school let out for summer break.

On the afternoon of June 13, after a week of taking final exams, Giovanni "Gio" Mediati and a group of about 20 friends floated the Coast Fork Willamette River to celebrate the end of freshman year at Creswell High School.

After the river float, the friends made their way to the Marple property on Cloverdale Road for another round of swimming - this time at the well-known gravel-pit pond, where the friends had swam several times before. As stud...

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