RI Man Dies From Possible Drowning in Backyard Pool: Police

Emergency personnel found the man face down in the residential pool

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A Rhode Island man found floating in a backyard swimming pool late Saturday afternoon was pronounced dead soon after, according to authorities.

Cranston police and fire officials responded to the home on Linden Road around 5:30 p.m. for a suspected drowning, where they found the man face down in the pool. Responders quickly jumped in the pool, removing the man and beginning to perform CPR, the Cranston Police Department said.

They continued these measures as they brought the man to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 6 p.m.

Cranston police on Sunday identified the victim as Ernest Saraiva, age 89.

“The investigation continues into this tragic accident and there are no immediate signs of foul play at this time," police said Sunday. "We express our condolences during this difficult time to the Saraiva family.”

Cranston police and crime scene investigators are investigating the scene and circumstances to determine the cause of this tragic death.

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