DELTONA Fla. – A 72-year-old Deltona man died while attempting to drain his pool during Hurricane Ian-related storms, deputies said.
According to a news release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the man’s home on Poinciana Lane at 1 a.m. when his wife reported that he had disappeared after going outside.
During the search, deputies found the man unresponsive in a canal behind the home, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies and paramedics performed CPR on the man before he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies said they believe the man was using a hose to drain his pool down a hill and into a 30-foot-wide canal, when he slipped down the hill, falling into the water and drowning.