A 54-year-old woman drowned in a backyard swimming pool in Mission Viejo tonight.
The woman, who had been swimming alone in the pool, was found under the water by a male friend around 6:35 p.m., Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said.
It was not known how long the victim had been in the water, Concialdi said.
The accident occurred in the 21000 block of Herencia, Concialdi said.
--City News Service