PALM HARBOR, FL – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a drowning in Palm Harbor on Monday, Sept. 3.
Deputies were called to the Country Place Apartments community pool, 3975 Country Place Lane, Palm Harbor, at 11:29 a.m. and found a man unresponsive in the water.
Deputies say residents from Country Place Apartments found the victim, 68-year-old Eliezer Rodriguez of 16 Cypress Drive, submerged in the pool.
When deputies arrived, paramedics from Palm Harbor Fire Rescue had already pulled Rodriguez out of the pool and were performing CPR.
Rodriguez was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:56 a.m.
Deputies say surveillance video from the community pool showed Rodriquez was swimming alone at 11:13 a.m., when he went underwater and never resurfaced.
Deputies say the drowning appears accidental.
Image via Palm Harbor Fire Rescue
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