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Police: St. Petersburg man drowned in his pool

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are investigating the death of a 58-year-old man who was found dead in his pool Sunday.

Authorities said it appears Jeffrey G. Weiss of 1465 49th Ave. NE accidentally drowned.

He and his wife, Maureen, had been relaxing in their pool Sunday morning when she dozed off on a raft, police said.

But she didn't see her husband when she woke shortly after noon. She went into the house to look for him, then came back outside.

That's when she saw him in the bottom of the pool, police said.

"She managed to get him out, start CPR and call 911," police spokesman Mike Puetz said.

Paramedics pronounced Weiss dead at the scene. The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy and determine an exact cause of death.

"At this point, it appears that it was just a tragic accident," Puetz said.

Police: St. Petersburg man drowned in his pool 07/16/12 [Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 5:35pm]
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