An Air Force officer assigned to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, died Friday afternoon after he was found unconscious at a base swimming pool Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the 375th Air Mobility Wing.
Capt. Nicholas J. Egich, 30, was taken to Memorial East Hospital in O’Fallon, but was pronounced dead at 4:24 p.m., according to a report in the Belleville News-Democrat.
St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. performed an autopsy and made a preliminary finding that the cause of death was drowning, the newspaper reported. Dye said a final ruling on the cause of death is pending toxicology test results the newspaper reported.