Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

73-year-old man drowns in St. Petersburg pool

ST. PETERSBURG — A 73-year-old man from Massachusetts drowned in a St. Petersburg condominium swimming pool Monday night.

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue got a call about a drowning about 9:30 p.m. from the pool at Mariners Pass, 6747 NE Cape Hatteras Way, said spokesman Lt. Joel Granata.

The Massachusetts man, whose name has not been released, was visiting a female friend who lives there, Granata said. The two were relaxing in the pool Monday evening with friends when a few of them got out for cocktails. The friends later noticed that the 73-year-old was still at the bottom of the pool. It is not clear how long he was underwater, Granata said.

Another condo resident pulled the man from the water, and someone called 911. Rescuers attempted CPR, but the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

"It's just kind of a sad thing," Granata said.

There does not appear to be evidence of foul play, according to a news release from the St. Petersburg Police Department. An investigation is ongoing.

An earlier report from St. Petersburg Fire Rescue included an incorrect age for the man.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Man drowns in swimming pool

View Larger Map

73-year-old man drowns in St. Petersburg pool 07/14/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics


    Winner of the week 1: 'Liquor wall’ proponents. Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow Walmart, Target and other big box stores to sell liquor was a victory for an array of groups, from smaller merchants and Publix (which has stand-alone booze shops near its stores) to those who feel the hard stuff …

  2. Review / photos: Sunset Music Festival brings Major Lazer, safety upgrades to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa


    Somewhere beyond the barricades and mountainous LED stages of the Sunset Music Festival, there had to be worry. There had to thousands of parents in parking lots and empty kitchens, anxiously distracting their minds, every now and then checking their phones.

    Major Lazer headlined the Sunset Music Festival on May 27, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  3. 24-year-old man charged with murder in shooting at Andrea Cove Motel

    LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's officers arrested a 24-year-old transient man Saturday in connection with a homicide at the Andrea Cove Motel in unincorporated Largo.

  4. Photo gallery: Calvary Christian rolls to state title


    View a gallery of images from Calvary Christian's defeat of Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers for the Class 4A title.

    Calvary Christian players circle up on the field before the FHSAA class 4A baseball championship against Pensacola Catholic on Friday May 27, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary scored 6 runs in the first inning, and had 7 hits.
  5. Two girls found safe after being reported missing in New Port Richey

    UPDATE: Both girls were found safe Saturday night, police said.