An 89-year-old man is dead after drowning in a pool at an apartment in Burlington on Monday morning, according to Halton police.
Officers responded to a call on Lakeshore Road near Appleby Line after someone reported the alleged drowning.
“Police were called to this residence shortly before 6:00 a.m. after reports of a man floating in the pool,” Const Ryan Anderson told Global News, “Unfortunately a male was located deceased in the pool. CPR and was conducted by EMS, but unfortunately, the man died.”
Investigators say they do not consider the circumstances around the drowning to be suspicious at this point.
Anderson says Halton police have dealt with a number of drownings in the past couple of weeks.
On Wednesday, an elderly woman drowned after she and a young girl were pulled from a pool in Oakville. The 79-year-old grandmother died, while the four-year-old girl regained consciousness and was transported to McMaster Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
Earlier in July, a married couple was found dead after a car drove into the water at LaSalle Park Marina in Burlington.
Police say the pair were found dead when the vehicle was pulled out of the water around 2 a.m. on July 3.
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