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OKLAHOMA CITY–  A man is in critical condition after nearly drowning in his own backyard.

Rescue crews were called to a home near S.W. 119th St. and Penn shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

When they arrived, they found a 76-year-old man who had been found in the family pool.

Authorities say he went outside to water his plants and may have slipped, hitting his head and landing in the water.

A family member later found him and called 911.