Ralph Jackson, 52, dies in drowning accident

A 52-year-old man died this weekend in a drowning accident, authorities said.

Ralph Jackson was at a friend’s east Columbus home on Saturday when the accident happened in a swimming pool, Coroner Bill Thrower said.

“It was an accidental drowning in a private pool,” he added.

Jackson was taken to The Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:58 p.m., Thrower said.