UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Horace William Drennan, 37. Check today’s story for more details.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– A 37-year-old man is dead after police say he drowned in a drainage ditch in Germantown Tuesday evening.

Germantown Police responded to a possible drowning in the area of Riverdale Park around 6:17 p.m. According to police, officers and fire officials found the man in a nearby drainage ditch.

The victim was transported to Germantown Methodist where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said the initial cause of the man’s death was an accidental drowning.

The investigation into his death is ongoing.

WREG will update when more information becomes available.

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