UPDATED: Man Found in Gym Pool is Dead

A patron at California Family Fitness discovered Elk Grove resident Jesse Lee Morton, 45, underwater Sunday afternooon.

A 45-year-old Elk Grove man found unresponsive in a gym pool Sunday afternoon has died, said officials at the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Jesse Lee Morton was discovered by a patron at on Bond Road. Paramedics summoned to the scene determined he was in cardiac arrest and gave him CPR and a defibrillator.

Morton was taken to Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, where he was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m., according to Assistant Coroner Kim Burson.

The body is scheduled for examination today, said Burson. A cause of death will be pronounced after the exam.

Elk Grove Laguna Forums July 27, 2011 at 02:45 PM
If you want to help the family a webpage was created to help coordinate food donations and also a bank account is in the process of being set up to help the family. You can get more information ob both, http://www.elkgrove-laguna.net/forums/showthread.php?3392-Help-for-the-Jesse-Morton-Family
Linda LaMasa Doose July 29, 2011 at 02:59 AM
There is a "Celebration of Life" for Jesse Morton this Saturday 4-6 pm at James McKee Elementary School. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that a donation be made to: Sherry Morton P.O. Box 2514 Elk Grove, CA 95759


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