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Coroner: 71-year-old man drowns after falling into a residential swimming pool

Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 20:12:37-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 71-year-old man drowned after he accidentally fell into a swimming pool while doing yard work, according to the Kern County coroner.

According to officials, Alberto Flores Garcia was doing yard work at a home in Northwest Bakersfield when he fell into a swimming pool and died.

The coroner said an examination was performed and the cause of death is drowning, with a contributing factor of Hypertensive and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.