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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016

Clearwater man, 99, drowns in swimming pool

A 99-year-old Clearwater man died today after he fell into the swimming pool at his home on Venetian Point Drive, police said.

Eugene Palard was rushed to Mease Hospital Dunedin after rescue workers were called to the home around 2:36 p.m., but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said he fell from his chair into the pool.