INDIO, Calif. (AP) — An employee at a Southern California golf course was found dead in a caged golf court that submerged in a canal, authorities said.
Divers pulled the man from the cart Monday afternoon from the canal on the grounds of the Terra Lago golf course in Indio and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name wasn’t immediately released.
The cart, a maintenance vehicle that was caged to protect the driver from golf balls, was on its side in the canal.
“This person was an employee of the Terra Lago golf course. As he was travelling he seems to have some sort accident that led to land him in the Coachella Canal,” Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron told SFGATE. “Further investigation from the coroner will determine whether the accident or the water was the cause of death.”
Indio is in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles.
The course is across town from three golf clubs that are hosting the PGA Tour’s 2022 American Express tournament, which starts this week, SFGATE reported.