A man died Thursday (April 8) in Lincoln County as a result of drowning in a pool. The victim is 71-year-old Luther Hester of Laurel Ridge Drive in Lincolnton. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Laurel Ridge Drive in Lincolnton when they were contacted regarding an accidental drowning. When deputies arrived on the scene Lincoln County EMS was providing medical attention to Mr. Hester, whose body was found at the bottom of the pool.
The wife of the victim told officers she last talked to her husband by phone around 1:00 p.m. and asked him if he had taken his pills, he said he did take them. The medication is to help with the victim keeping his balance. She arrived home at approximately 3:00 p.m. and could not find her husband. She went to the back of the house and found him at the bottom of the pool. Mr. Hester was transported to Atrium Health – Lincoln but did not survive.