POLITICS
06/27/2010 02:01 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Robert Nyman DEAD: Massachusetts Lawmaker Dies After Being Found In Pool

HANOVER, Mass. (AP) -- Officials say Massachusetts state Rep. Robert Nyman has died after being found unresponsive in the swimming pool at his Hanover home.

Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz and police say neighbors pulled the 49-year-old lawmaker out of the pool Friday night as his family called 911. He was pronounced dead at South Shore Hospital.

Officials say foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of Nyman's death.

The Democratic lawmaker was first elected to the Massachusetts House in 1999. He represented Hanover, Norwell and Rockland.

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo called Nyman a fierce advocate for his district. He said Saturday that lawmakers feel a "deep personal sense of loss" at his death.

Nyman is survived by his wife and two children.

WATCH: A local news report about Nyman's death