Arcadia man killed in apparent drowning identified

ARCADIA — Officials have identified a man who died after being discovered unconscious last month in a backyard swimming pool.
George Karming Wu, 62, died at the Methodist Hospital in Arcadia about an hour after he was found floating in a swimming pool at his home shortly before 3:30 p.m. June 26 in the 1500 block of South Third Street, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Assistant Chief of Operations Ed Winter said.
He had been swimming when his wife discovered him in distress in the pool and sought a neighbor’s help to pull him from the water, according to Arcadia police and fire department officials.
Rescuers treated the man as he was taken to the hospital, where he died a short time later, authorities said.
Though the incident was reported as an apparent drowning, an official cause of death was not available Friday pending the results of laboratory tests.
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