Police identify man who died at Veterans Park

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By The Staff

Joseph Garcia, 58, of Brighton, apparently drowned in the McCann Ditch near Veterans Park earlier this week, police said.

A Brighton man called police Tuesday, Jan. 30, to report what he believed was a human body in a pond inside park boundaries at 199 W. Bridge St., the Brighton Police Department said in a press statement. Police found Garcia's body partially submerged in the ditch.

The coroner's office determined that the death was by accidental drowning.