New York autistic man drowns in pool near county-run home

MANHASSET, N.Y. (AP) — An autistic man has drowned in a swimming pool near the county-run residential facility where he was living on New York’s Long Island.

Nassau County police say the 21-year-old man was with roommates on the playground when he climbed over a vinyl fence and jumped into the next-door neighbor’s pool Tuesday in Manhasset (man-HA’-set).

Police say facility staff found the man minutes later at the bottom of the pool. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the man’s name. The investigation is ongoing.

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