Accidental drowning takes life of Poteet man

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation into the death of a sixty year old Poteet area man who was found not breathing in a swimming pool at his residence in the 900 block of Thomas Road north of Poteet Sunday morning March 25th.

Sheriff’s dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call around 8:45 a.m. by family members. The man was transported to South Texas Regional Medical Center by EMS where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The victim was identified as Edgar Robert Edwards, 900 block of Thomas Rd., Poteet. Deputy Sheriff Roper Yow and Lt. Eliseo Perez are investigating.

Justice of the Peace Kyle Bradley has ruled the death, accidental as of this time and sheriff’s investigators are treating the case as an accidental drowning.

Officers believe that Edwards, who had been ill and under a doctors care may have walked outside and was disoriented and slipped and fell into the pool.

According to family members it was not uncommon for the victim to go outside late at night to smoke a cigarette.

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