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Apparent Drowning Claims Life Of Deltona Man Overnight During Storm

Date Added: September 29, 2022 7:17 am

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


A 72-year-old Deltona man lost his life overnight after going outside during the storm to drain his pool.

Deputies responded to a home on Poinciana Lane near Lake Bethel around 1 a.m. after the victim’s wife reported he disappeared after heading outside. While searching for him, deputies found his flashlight, then spotted the victim unresponsive in a canal behind the home.

Several deputies pulled the victim from the water and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but the victim could not be revived. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The initial investigation indicates the victim was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into a 30-foot-wide canal, where a steep decline into the water was extremely soft and slippery due to the heavy rain. The Sheriff’s Office sends its sincere condolences to the victim’s family.

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