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A Buckeye man died of drowning in a backyard pool Memorial Day.

Buckeye police responded to a home in the Blue Horizon neighborhood on 198th Drive regarding a 51-year-old man found unresponsive floating in a backyard pool. 

“When officers arrived, they found a woman holding the man’s head above the water in the shallow end of the pool,” said Donna Rossi, a Buckeye Police spokeswoman. “She stated she found him floating in the pool when she woke from a nap.”

Officers did CPR until Buckeye Fire arrived and took over. The man was transported to a local hospital where he did not survive. 

“At this point foul play is not suspected,” Rossi said. “Impairment may have been a factor.”