Man reportedly drowns in backyard pool in St. George

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A police officer works to save a St. George Man who ultimately drowned, St. George, Utah, July 12, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, courtesy St.GeorgeNews.com.

A police officer works to save a St. George Man who ultimately drowned, St. George, Utah, July 12, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman/St. George News & courtesy St.GeorgeNews.com.

ST. GEORGE, Utah – A man reportedly drowned in St. George Sunday afternoon despite efforts by paramedics to revive him after he was found face down in a backyard pool.

St. George News reports authorities received the call just after 1 p.m. Sunday and responded to the area of 2000 North Cascade Canyon Drive, where family members had removed the man from the backyard pool and begun CPR.

Police and then medical personnel took over CPR, and though crews tried for about an hour to revive the man he was reportedly pronounced dead.

The specific sequence of events leading up the drowning is not clear.

“We don’t know if he had a medical episode prior to going into the pool, or if he went underwater while swimming,” Sgt. Spencer Holmes of the St. George Police Department told St. George News. “We’re just unsure of the events surrounding it.”

The man and his family had moved into the home were the drowning occurred within the last week, neighbors said. The man’s identity has not been released.

Click here for local coverage of this story from St. George News, including an interview with a neighbor.

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