Huntington Man Saved From Drowning; Dies in Hospital

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PORTMSOUTH, Ohio— A man saved from nearly drowning at a community swimming pool died later that evening.

Portsmouth Police say 37-year old Noel Sayre of Huntington was pulled from the pool in Wheelersburg, Ohio about 6pm on Tuesday.

They say lifeguards immediately began giving Sayre CPR before he was taken to SOMC in Portsmouth..

Police say that Sayre’s girlfriend had recently been teaching him how to swim.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that Sayre died hours later in the hospital of what is believed to be a heart attack. An autopsy is being performed, according to the newspaper.

According to the Dispatch, Sayre was an accomplished violinist who played with the bands Pretty Mighty Mighty and the Black Swans. There is a memorial to Sayre on the Black Swans website, which we have linked to below.


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