A 72-year-old Florida man has drowned to death while attempting to drain his swimming pool during Hurricane Ian.
- After the unidentified Deltona resident's wife reported him missing at about 1 a.m. on Thursday, deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office investigated -- and found him in a canal that runs behind his home. "While searching for him, deputies found his flashlight, then spotted the victim unresponsive in a canal," reads a statement from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to sheriff's officials.
- Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain his pool into the canal, which is located at the base of a steep incline behind his home. However, because the rain had turned the ground into a muddy mess, the man apparently slipped and slid all the way down the incline, landing in the canal.