Man With Cerebral Palsy Drowns in Family's Pool

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    Authorities say a South Jersey man who was physically impaired from cerebral palsy has drowned in his family's swimming pool.

    Officials say relatives found the 45-year-old man at the bottom of the nine-foot in-ground pool Wednesday evening in Monroe Township, Gloucester County.

    Authorities say family members tried unsuccessfully to revive him. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Relatives tell officials the man was in the pool exercising a weakened leg. They say they had left him for a just a minute or two and didn't hear any cries for help. They say the man also had asthma.

    A preliminary investigation by the Monroe Township Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office concludes it was an accidental drowning.

    In the midst of a heat wave the potential dangers of pools are coming to light. A 7-year-old boy nearly drowned in a Philadelphia pool Thursday.

     


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