Byungyun Lee drowning investigated, police say

An overhead view shows the block where police An overhead view shows the block where police are investigating a man's drowning in a backyard pool at Ibsen Court in Dix Hills.

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Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a Dix Hills man who police said drowned in his backyard pool Monday night.

Byungyun Lee, 67, of Ibsen Court, was found at the bottom of the deep end of the home's in-ground pool, Suffolk County police said Tuesday. Officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 7:15 p.m., police said.

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Lee was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Also Tuesday, a toddler being baby-sat at home by a neighbor was found unresponsive in the Sayville family's backyard pool, Suffolk police said.

The girl, 18 months, was found about 10:30 a.m. in the in-ground pool of her Chester Road home and taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, then transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

She was in serious condition later in the day, police said.

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Detectives said anyone with information in Lee's death can call 631-852-6392.

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