Georgia lawn worker wearing leaf blower drowns after falling into pool – KIRO 7 News Seattle

MARTINEZ, Ga. — A Georgia lawn worker fell into a residential pool and drowned while weighed down by equipment, authorities said.

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Keontae Alston, 22, of Augusta, was wearing a leaf blower on his back on Wednesday while working at a home in the Augusta suburb of Martinez, WDRW-TV reported.

According to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins, Alston topped into the pool while working and the weight of the leaf blower prevented him from leaving the water, WJBF-TV reported.

Alston was pulled from the pool by one of his co-workers and the homeowner, according to WGAC Radio. They began life-saving measures and were assisted by rescue crews, but they were unable to revive him, WDRW reported.

He was pronounced dead at 6:30 pm EDT, according to Collins.

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