At around 2:00 pm on Memorial Day, an adult male was removing old water from his backyard swimming pool. Other family members found him unconscious in the deep end of the pool and called 911. The pool had very little water remaining.
Fire/EMS units arrived at the home in the 5500 block of Edgewood Drive in Temple Hills and found the man in cardiac arrest.
Advanced life support measures were initiated by paramedics and the patient was transported to a hospital in critical condition with CPR being administered.
This does not appear to be a case of drowning. It is possible the man received an electrical shock or suffered some type of medical emergency.
Despite the best efforts of firefighters, paramedics and hospital staff the 51 year old man passed away after about an hour after arriving at Southern Martyland Hospital. The cause of death is not immediatley apparent and will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.