Houston Police Department
Investigation into Man's Death at 9999 Westheimer

September 12, 2013 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man following an incident at 9999 Westheimer about 7:40 p.m. on August 31.

The male victim, Raul Hernandez, 27, of Richmond, Texas, was pronounced dead last Friday (Sept. 6).

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Officer I. Duplechain reported:

Mr. Hernandez was swimming with his family at the hotel pool at the above addresss.  At dusk, the pool lights came on and people in the pool began to complain of being shocked.  Hernandez swam to the deep end of the pool to help a child out of the pool.  He was able to get the child out of the pool, but could not pull himself out.  When bystanders pulled the man out of the pool, he went into cardiac arrest and the bystanders performed CPR on him.  Hernandez was then transported to Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital.  

The Houston Police Department, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation are all investigating the incident.

JKS/JFC 9-12-13
Inc. #109634113

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