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Man found unconscious in water filled ditch has passed away

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Investigators over at the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office have confirmed to KRIS 6 News an elderly man who was found unconscious in a water-filled ditch outside his home, has passed away.

Investigators say Wilford Bickham was found in a water-filled ditch Friday evening in the 1200 block of Hearn Road.

Police said the 86-year-old man was digging around a septic tank when he fell into the ditch.

The man's wife reportedly found him face down and unconscious.

A neighbor started CPR at the scene, and medics continued CPR while they transported Bickham to a local hospital.

The Medical Examiner's Office says Bickham may have suffered a possible heart attack but his cause of death remains undetermined at this time.

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