Man dies after being found in McAlester hotel pool

Ponca City Now - July 17, 2015 9:22 am

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) – Police in McAlester say a man has died after being found unconscious in a hotel swimming pool.

Sgt. Chris Morris told the McAlester News-Capital ( that 49-year-old Phillip Nickerson was found in the pool at a Best Western Hotel on Thursday and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Morris said Nickerson was originally from Krebs, but it wasn’t clear where he was currently living and that he was a registered guest of the hotel.

The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.


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