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Bath County man drowns in his pond

A Bath County man might have had a heart attack before he fell into a pond on his property and drowned Sunday, Bath County Coroner Robert Powell said.

Donald G. Jones, 56, and his wife were fishing about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when Jones lost his footing and fell into the water, Powell said. Jones' wife, Debbie Jones, tried to rescue him before she went to a nearby residence to call 911.

Crews recovered Jones' body about 1:15 p.m. Sunday. An autopsy is not planned, Powell said.

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