LINCOLNTON - Lincoln County Sheriff's Adam District officers were dispatched on Thursday, April 8 to the 200 block of Laurel Ridge Drive, Lincolnton reference an accidental drowning.

When deputies arrived on the scene Lincoln County EMS was providing medical attention to a 71-year-old man whose body was found at the bottom of the pool.

The wife of the victim told officers she last talked to her husband by phone around 1 p.m. and asked him if he had taken his pills which he advised that he did.  The medication is to help with the victim keeping his balance.  She arrived home around 3 p.m. and could not locate her husband.  She went to the back of the house and found him at the bottom of the pool.  He was transported to Atrium Health - Lincoln but did not survive.

The victim is identified as Luther Hester, 71, of Laurel Ridge Drive, Lincolnton.

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