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Mojtaba Tehrani Kia drowns in Montgomery County

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DERWOOD, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County police say a 59-year-old man has drowned in a pool in the backyard of his Derwood home.

Police say they were called to the 7000 block of Needwood Road for the report of a drowning about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say they attempted to treat the man at the scene before taking him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He has been identified as Mojtaba Tehrani Kia.

According to a preliminary investigation, Kia had been doing yard work in the backyard for several hours.

He was found wearing swim trunks and a towel and his sandals were located near the pool. Police say there is no suspicion of foul play.

The chief medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.

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