Man drowns in Palm Harbor community pool

Pinellas County

Pinellas County deputies are investigating a drowning in Palm Harbor after a man was found unresponsive in a community pool on Monday.

The incident occurred at the Country Place Apartments pool on Country Place Lane.

Deputies were called to the scene around 11:29 a.m. 

According to the sheriff’s office, residents found the victim, Eliezer Rodriguez, 68, submerged in the pool.

When deputies arrived, paramedics had pulled Rodriguez out of the pool and were performing CPR on him.

He was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:56 a.m.

According to deputies, surveillance video from the pool showed Rodriguez swimming alone around 11:13 a.m. The video shows him going under water and not resurfacing.

Deputies say the drowning appears accidental.

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