(NECN: Hanover, Mass.) – A Massachusetts state representative has died.
Authorities say Representative Robert Nyman of Hanover was found unresponsive in his family’s pool Friday night.
There were no signs of a struggle and no foul play was suspected.
A autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Nyman represented the Fifth Plymouth district.
He had been a representative since 1999.
PRESS RELEASE: Hanover Police Chief Walter Sweeney and Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz today announced that State Representative Robert Nyman of Hanover died unexpectedly last night.
On Friday June 25, 2010, the Hanover Police received 911 calls from the Nyman home stating that Representative Nyman had been found unresponsive in the pool.
He was pulled out of the pool by neighbors who had come to assist his family.
A neighbor attempted CPR until Hanover Fire Department arrived and took over rescue efforts.
The victim was transported by emergency personnel to the South Shore Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead at 9:02 p.m.
At the time the victim was discovered, he was wearing a collared shirt and shorts.
Interviews determined that the victim had gone out late morning to a local golf course to assist in the planning of an upcoming charity golf tournament.
The victim returned home and then left again at approximately 1:00 p.m. to return to the golf course.
His family returned home at approximately 8:30 p.m. and found the victim unresponsive in the pool.
There were no signs of a struggle and the home was neat and orderly.
No foul play is suspected. An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.
There will be no further comment at this time