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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