Autopsy: Elderly man drowned in pool at Gold Coast high-rise

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A 92-year-old man drowned in a Near North Side high-rise building’s pool on Sunday afternoon.

Police and paramedics were called to the building in the 100 block of East Oak Street at 12:40 p.m. for the medical emergency, authorities said.

Bernard Hornung, who lived in the building, was pulled from the water and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:24 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsyMonday ruled his drowning death an accident, with heart disease listed as a secondary cause.

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