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Man Dies in Drowning Incident

Wichita Falls, Texas - A man has been pronounced dead after what police say was an accidental drowning.

According to authorities, around 3:45 p.m., the Wichita Falls Police Department arrived to the scene of a possible drowning at a residence located in the 4400 block of Phillips Drive.

Police say a group of people were having a pool party at a private residence when one of the subjects, 49-year-old Gilbert Contreras, became unresponsive in the pool.  

Contreras was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:38 p.m. Contreras' body was sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy.

Police say alcohol may have played a factor in this tragic incident, and the case remains under investigation.

Stay with Newschannel 6 as we bring you more updates.
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