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Elderly Gardener Found Dead in Pool With Leaf Blower Strapped to His Back

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An elderly man was found dead at the bottom of a residential pool Tuesday night, and authorities are investigating how the victim, who worked at the home as a gardener, drowned.The 72-year-old unidentified man was pulled out of the pool by authorities late Tuesday night, and according to a Los Angeles Police sergeant the victim had a leaf blower strapped to his back, reports City News Service.

The homeowner phoned in the call about the drowning when they arrived at the Sunland residence at around 10:40 p.m. and saw that the gardener's truck was still parked in the driveway, when typically the gardener was done at the home around 1 p.m. The homeowner then located the man in the pool.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.