August 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 72-year-old gardener has drowned in the pool of a San Fernando Valley home where he was working.
City News Service says the man had a leaf blower strapped to his back when he was pulled from the water Tuesday night in the Shadow Hills neighborhood.
Police Lt. Brian Bixler says the homeowner came home in the evening and noticed the gardener's truck was still parked at the residence, even though he usually finishes up around midday.
The homeowner checked with neighbors and then called the gardener's family to the scene when the man could not be found.
He was eventually discovered in the pool by one of the neighbors.
The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bixler says foul play is not suspected.
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