Police investigate drowning in South Richmond

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police are investigating a drowning in the city's south side.

Around 6:20 p.m. police and EMS rushed to the Aden Park Apartments off German School Road after getting a call about a man drowning.

When crews got there, someone was already performing CPR on the man, but he didn't survive.

We don't know much about the victim, just the he was in his mid-thirties.

Officers are trying to figure out how the man drowned, but they do not suspect foul play.

There is no lifeguard on duty at this pool and there is a sign that reads, "swim at your own risk."

This comes just 24 hours after an 11-year-old boy nearly drowned in a community pool, also at an apartment complex in the city's south side.

For many private communities, pools opened Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start to summer. Public pools in Richmond aren't yet open, but may others are, including pools in Chesterfield. On Sunday, Tayleigh Davis spoke with experts about what all swimmers need to do to stay safe.

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