NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ  - Police say electricity did not play a role in the accidental deaths of three members of an East Brunswick family who were found unresponsive in their pool.

The above ground pool is mostly 3 1/2 feet deep, one portion is 7 feet deep, said Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department in a press release.

Bharat Patel, 62, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter, all who reside at the home in East Brunswick apparently did not know how to swim, police said. 

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East Brunswick Police responded to the residence located at 43 Clearview Road at approximately 4:18 pm on June 22. and found the three victims unresponsive in the pool; they were pronounced dead shortly after being found. 

The Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the manner of death as accidental and the cause of death to be drowning for all three victims. 

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kimberly DiParisi of the East Brunswick  Police Department at (732) 390-6900, or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3927.