Phoenix Fire: Elderly man drowns in small backyard pond

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jun 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 18:59:09-04

The Phoenix Fire Department says an elderly man is dead after drowning in a pond in his own backyard.

Fire crews were called to his home in the area of 56th Street and Cactus Road Friday afternoon after receiving reports of an incident.

When firefighters arrived, it was discovered that an 80-year-old had drowned in a small pond.

Phoenix police are investigating and a crisis response team is working with the family.

The man’s name hasn’t been released and it’s unknown why he was in the water.

Police say the man died of natural causes. Foul play is not suspected.