Man, 71, drowns cleaning his pool
A 71-year-old man who went outside to clean his pool in La Plata, fell in and drowned Friday night, officials said.
It’s unclear how he fell, but his wife found him in the pool face down and called 911 at about 8:20 p.m., said Diane Richardson, a Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
He was pronounced dead on the scene in the 5600 block of Mount Carmel Road, Richardson said. She said no foul play was suspected. An autopsy is to be conducted.