A 26-year-old man drowned in a backyard swimming pool in East Meadow on Tuesday afternoon.

Nassau County police said Gelber Orozco-Velasquez of Hempstead  was found not moving in the pool on School Street by a second man who pulled him out and started CPR shortly after 2 p.m.

The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he died.


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