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Man drowns in backyard pool in Topeka

Published on -7/13/2012, 7:22 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Topeka authorities say foul play isn't suspected in the death of a 29-year-old man whose body was found in a backyard swimming pool.

Shawnee County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Simecka told The Topeka Capital Journal (http://bit.ly/NQJkmS ) that the death is being investigated as an accidental drowning. The victim was identified as Matthew David Thomas.

Emergency responder found the man unresponsive in an above-ground, backyard swimming pool. Thomas was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the scene.

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