A Houston-area golf course groundskeeper who was using an ATV to set up tee markers died on Monday when he accidentally drove into a pond and drowned.
According to KTRK-TV in Houston, dive teams pulled the body of 59-year-old Agustin Rojas Canchola out of a pond at The Clubs at Houston Oaks — a renowned private club in the city’s northwest suburbs.
The station reported that sometime around 7 a.m. on Monday, Canchola apparently lost control of his vehicle and it veered off the cart path and down an embankment into a pond on the golf course, fully submerging both operator and vehicle.
“We mourn the loss of our longtime associate and co-worker and offer heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Mr. Canchola at this very difficult time. We also request privacy for his family as they grieve amidst this unexpected loss,” said Bob Gusella, the club’s general manager and CEO, in a released statement.
The club includes a Chet Williams-designed course that opened to fanfare in 2017.
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