Police investigate possible drowning at Bellagio

Las Vegas police and Clark County fire investigate a possible drowning at the Bellagio on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Kyle Oster/FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police and Clark County Fire and Rescue are investigating a drowning at the Bellagio late Friday morning.

According to Captain Dori Koren, a homeless person engaged with tourists before jumping into the Bellagio fountains Friday morning about 10:12 a.m. The man struggled in the water and later died. A tourist attempted to help the man, but was unsuccessful.

Koren said another individual, who police believe was unrelated to this incident, also jumped into the water shortly after. That individual was pulled out of the water "pretty quickly."

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man as 52-year-old David Swift.

"The incident is an unfortunate reminder to be safe," Koren said.

No other details were immediately available Friday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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(12) comments

Mediumjeep

Might have killed the smell ,being little cleaner?

Ginger

What is sad is that security wasn't around to keep this moron out to begin with. But for this idiot probably looked like a giant bathtub. We can only hope that he wasn't black. There could be another protest over fountains then.

HarryCanyon

Security? How about the people like the stupid girl that stood there and watched? The WHITE homeless guy was obviously on drugs as the pond is 4' deep by the railing. Covid death no doubt.

Mediumjeep

Top Vegas moron for the week award winner ! Another loser bumin around town ,done gone !

False!

Mediumjeep you've held that title for sooooo long, next week will be your week again so dont fret

Nevermore

Another covid19 death.

qwerty123

I believe this one counts as drowning. Researchers have not found spontaneously jumping into to fountains to be a symptom of COVID-19.

Nevermore

Hospital hasn't done the autopsy yet. According to CDC, we are all infected or about to be. Got to keep the fear going.

qwerty123

It's not fear, it is being careful and doing our best to keep transmission of a potentially deadly disease down. No one is winning politically by putting in virus prevention procedures and certainly no one is winning economically unless you medical supply companies. Also the CDC is not the only source of information on the virus, so how did they get every health organization in the world to go along with this plan?

Nevermore

1234, So it's not fear when people drive around in their car with a mask on? Then that must be just stupidity then. This has nothing to do with protection from a virus. None are so blind than those who will not see. Fauci was sitting at a baseball game without a mask on. I guess he must be one of the elites. Do as I say, not as I do.

qwerty123

I always thought it was just laziness why people kept their mask on in the car. They got it in a comfortable position and didn't want to bother with taking it on and off for a short trip. Though I always take off my mask in the car, they are hot and uncomfortable. It is difficult to keep the mask on at all times, I don't expect people to be perfect just to try, they are only human after all.

HarryCanyon

Qwerty, I expect you to find out who is winning politically and economically from this plandemic. Sounds like you might fail; but all I can do is hope.

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