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84-year-old man found dead in pond at NYC golf course: cops

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An 84-year-old man was found dead in a pond at a Bronx golf course on Friday afternoon, according to police.

Police received a 911 call just after 2 p.m. for a water rescue after receiving reports of a man unconscious and unresponsive floating in the water at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses.

An unattended golf cart was next to the pond, cops said. It’s unclear if he had been an active golfer who was using the cart, sources told The Post.


Authorities pulled a unconscious and unresponsive 84-year-old man out of a golf course pond on Friday. Tomas E. Gaston

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Police said an unattended golf cart was found next to the water. Tomas E. Gaston

The elderly man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body appeared to be decomposed, the sources added.

His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

The man’s cause of death remains under investigation, but police said no criminality is suspected at this time.

The Post has reached out to Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Course officials for comment.

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