Man drowns in Virginia Beach after falling in pool

Virginia Beach police on the scene in a neighborhood where a possible drowning was reported. Police said a man died after falling in a pool. Credit: WAVY/Curits Akers

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man died Thursday morning after he fell in a pool in Virginia Beach, police say.

Emergency responders were called to Westwood Circle just after 11 a.m. for a report of a possible drowning.

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Police spokeswoman Tonya Pierce says information was received that a worker had fallen into a pool. 10 On Your Side has learned the man was on the property to spread bark mulch.

Officers pulled the man out of the pool and performed CPR. A woman who lives nearby witnessed the lifesaving efforts, and believes first responders did all they could.

“There was a lot of people. I mean they kept switching people because it is a hard thing to do. And I really think they did all they could. They worked on him for a while,” said Kim White.

The man was then taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the incident is under investigation. Divers, forensic investigators and detectives spent hours at the scene. They have not yet said if they’ve ruled out foul play.