A 28-year-old Mastic man drowned in a backyard pool at a Remsenberg home he was painting over the weekend.
Southampton Town Police said that one of the other three house painters found the victim floating in the pool at the South Country Road home, pulled him from the water, called 911 and started CPR before first responders arrived at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities said they are still investigation why the victim had entered the pool and lost consciousness.
The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
His identity was not immediately released.