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When Oak Park firefighters responded to a call about a possible drowning this afternoon, they found the body of a man in his early 20s at the bottom of an apartment building pool near Hephzibah Children’s Association.

Police have yet to identify the man but say they believe he was a resident of the apartment building, which is at 930 North Blvd.

Paramedics pulled the man out and began work to resuscitate him but could not, according to Deputy Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis. “He was in full rigor mortis,” said Puknaitis, who estimated the drowning had happened at least six hours earlier.

Firefighters responded to the call shortly after 2 p.m. today.

Paramedics confirmed the death by telemetry with a local hospital and turned the body over to Oak Park police, who are expected to bring in the Cook County medical examiner.

“We have no reason to suspect foul play,” Police Chief Rick Tanksley said.

Oak Park police are reviewing the apartment building’s surveillance tapes of the pool area and evidence technicians are there still examining the pool area.

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