The death of a 61-year-old Connell man in a waste water pond at ConAgra has been ruled an accidental drowning.
Xay Sidamdouane is suspected of having a heart attack, which caused him to fall into the pond and drown on Saturday, said Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel.
The pond had about 3 feet of water in it, he said.
Sidamdouane complained about not feeling well when he was at work that morning and said he had heartburn, Blasdel said.
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He then went out to check the water levels in the ponds about 9:30 a.m., which was part of his work duties.
Sidamdouane was found in the pond around 3:30 p.m., Blasdel said.
The autopsy showed he had a heart attack, but there also was water in his lungs and stomach, Blasdel said.