Sunday, September 10, 2000

Man, 50, drowns at party for children

The Associated Press

        SPRINGFIELD — A 50-year-old man drowned in a pond Saturday afternoon as children at a party put on life jackets to go swimming, officials said.

        The man entered a homemade pond, which has an imme diate 8-foot drop off the bank, and drowned.

        He was not wearing a life jacket, said Sgt. Phil Ehrle of the Clark County sheriff's office.

        No one else was swimming in the water, Sgt. Ehrle said.

        It was not immediately clear how the man drowned.

        The man's identity was withheld pending notification of his family.

        Springfield is about 25 miles northeast of Dayton.


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