Man found dead in Florence County pool

The Florence County Coroner confirmed Tuesday that the 60-year-old who was found in a swimming pool at a home on Ward Road Saturday drowned accidentally.

Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said the victim, Walter Davis, died from acciden


l drowning at a swimming pool on Ward Road off of Francis Marion Road in the Effingham Community of Florence County.

Davis was discovered by his wife, von Lutcken said.

The location of the incident was not the couple's residence.

Davis' body was sent to MUSC in Charleston for an autopsy and officials are now waiting for toxicology results, according to von Lutcken.