Opelika man drowns

Police are investigating after an Opelika man drowned.

It happened at the Quality Inn on Columbus Parkway Friday afternoon.

When police arrived, they discovered 37-year old Ricky Thornton on the bottom of the pool.

He was pulled from the water and taken to East Alabama Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead around 3 p.m.

No foul play is suspected and the incident is being treated as an accidental drowning.

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