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June 9, 2008

Albany - A man apparently fell into a pool Monday morning while he was doing yard work and drowned.

69-year-old Johnnie Morris was blowing off the area around the pool at this home at the Corner of Ingleside Drive and Florence Drive when he fell in the pool.

Homeowner Deidra Allegood saw part of the leaf blower in the pool around 12:45 and called for help.

"He was out in the yard doing yard work, the person that lives here noticed the blower back pack he was wearing was floating in the pool, and that's when she notified authorities," said APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks.

Albany Police Lt. Joe Morred arrived on the scene first and pulled Morris out of the pool. He attempted CPR until paramedics arrived, but they were not able to save him.

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