Colquitt Co. man drowns in backyard -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Colquitt Co. man drowns in backyard

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An elderly Colquitt County man working in his backyard fell and drowned in a ditch Tuesday afternoon.

Eighty-nine year old Robert Murphy was tending to plants in his Sylvester Drive yard. Murphy suffers from Alzheimer's disease and had wandered back to a shed when he stumbled and fell. He landed in a ditch where water had collected from the washing machine drain.

Family members found him about 15 minutes later. He was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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