Northeast Tarrant

April 27, 2014

Hurst man drowns in backyard swimming pool

The death of a Hurst man found in a pool has been ruled an accident, authorities said.

The death of a man who apparently fell into his backyard swimming pool in Hurst and drowned has been ruled an accident, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Sunday.

The victim was identified as Walter Thetford, 87, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics and Hurst police were called to the 1700 block of Brown Trail shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Thetford apparently was near the backyard pool when he accidentally fell in, Hurst police said. Sunday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

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