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12-111 Deputies Investigate Apparent Accidental Drowning In Clearwater

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Steven Kwalick (Drowning Victim)
DOB: 06/01/1962
Address: 2242 Manor Court, Clearwater

Clearwater Fire Rescue

What:  Deputies are investigating an apparent accidental drowning that occurred in a residential pool in unincorporated Clearwater.

Where:  The victim was discovered in the pool of his residence located at 2242 Manor Court in Clearwater.

When:  The victim was discovered in the pool at about 7:00 a.m. on May 9, 2012.

How/Why: 

According to deputies, when the victim’s wife awoke this morning at about 7:00 a.m., her husband, 49-year-old Steven Kwalick, was not in the room. She went to look for him and found him face up in the pool. She went to a neighbor’s home and requested their assistance in pulling him from the water.

The neighbor came pulled the victim to the shallow end. Clearwater Fire Rescue responded to the scene and found him to be unresponsive and pronounced him deceased on scene at 7:10 a.m..

Deputies say the Kwalick’s wife had last seen him when she went to bed at about 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening and left him the hot tub. It was customary for him to later jump in the pool to cool off.

The Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene and will conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation continues. 

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