Man dies in apparent drowning in Villas pool
A 24-year-old Rancho Murieta man was an apparent drowning victim early Wednesday at the Villas in Murieta North.
“All indications are this was an accidental death,” sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said Wednesday afternoon. “There’s nothing to suggest there was any foul play here. Alcohol is believed to possibly be a factor. ... The coroner will determine the exact cause of death.”
The Villas pool was closed Wednesday afternoon.
Security received a call about 2:40 a.m. from a Villas resident about a possible medical problem, and Security Patrol Officer Tom Coyle found an unresponsive male lying by the pool when he arrived, according to Security Chief Greg Remson. A friend of the victim was present. Coyle called for an emergency response by Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, and performed CPR until Sac Metro Medic 59 arrived and took control of the scene, Remson said.
The Sheriff’s Department came out to assist with the call of a possible drowning about 3 a.m., Ramos said.
The victim, whose identity was not released, was visiting a friend in the complex, according to a Villas resident. The pool area closes at 10 p.m.