EASTVALE: Officials investigating fourth RivCo backyard pool drowning in just 7 days
EASTVALE — Just two days after a man was found dead in a Jurupa Valley backyard pool, officials are again investigating after another man drowned in an Eastvale backyard pool.
Friday and Sunday’s deaths follow just one week on the heals of the back-to-back deaths of two toddlers who both also died in Riverside County backyard pools. The two children, a 1-year-old boy and a girl whose age hasn’t been released, died Jan. 14 and 15, respectively.
Emergency first responders were dispatched to a home on the 7100 block of Wild Lila Court in Eastvale, shortly after 1 p.m., Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21. The normally quiet, tree-lined, cul-de-sac is southeast of the intersection of Archibald Avenue and Schleisman Road.
When they arrived, officials found a man who had been found unconscious in a pool at the home. Officials did not specify who called 911 to report finding the victim in the pool or how long he might have been in the pool prior to being discovered.
Medical personnel were not able to revive the victim and he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire spokesperson Jody Hagemann explained in an incident report the day of the victim’s death.
Officials did not release the victim’s name, age or any other information, pending further investigation and notification of the man’s family.
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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.