Man drowns in Opelika motel pool - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Man drowns in Opelika motel pool

Posted: Updated:
(Photo Source: MGN Online) (Photo Source: MGN Online)
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) -

An 18-year-old man is dead after drowning in an Opelika motel swimming pool, according to the Opelika Police Department.

The LaFayette man, whose name has not been released, was a guest at the Travelodge motel on Columbus Parkway when around 5:15 p.m. Sunday he began having trouble and drowned.

The victim was removed from the swimming pool and emergency personnel administered live saving measures. He was transported to East Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

The reason for the victim's distress prior to drowning is unknown. His body was subsequently transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for an autopsy.

There were witnesses at the pool and the police department says its investigation showed no signs of foul play.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.