74-year-old woman in wheelchair drowns in pool accident, police say

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A 74-year-old woman who was pulled from a backyard swimming pool in a West Mobile neighborhood Monday morning has died, according to a spokesman for the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department.

The woman was found in her powered wheelchair at the bottom of the pool. Firefighters removed her from the pool, and she was rushed to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

A police spokesperson said they didn’t know how long the victim may have been in the water before help arrived.

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