Md. Man Drowns In His Backyard Swimming Pool

DERWOOD, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a 59-year-old man has drowned in a pool in the backyard of his Derwood home.

Police say they were called to the 7000 block of Needwood Road for the report of a drowning about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say they attempted to treat the man at the scene before taking him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as Mojtaba Tehrani Kia.

According to a preliminary investigation, Kia had been doing yard work in the backyard for several hours. He was found wearing swim trunks and a towel and his sandals were located near the pool.

Police say there is no suspicion of foul play. The chief medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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