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News Release

Monday, August 23, 1999

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The Drowning of William Shatner's Wife

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, August 23, 1999

On August 9, 1999, at 10:15 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to an "ambulance injury" radio call in the 3600 block of Berry Drive in Studio City. Upon arrival, the officers met resident William Shatner, who had just returned home and discovered his wife, Nerine Shatner, in the bottom of the deep end of the pool. He immediately called 911 Emergency and dove into the pool to render aid. Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue responded and pronounced Mrs. Shatner dead at 10:30 p.m. There was no evidence of foul play. Subsequent investigation revealed that Mrs. Shatner was home alone for a short period of time and accidentally drowned while swimming in the family pool.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office is conducting an autopsy and further inquiry should be directed to this office at 323-343-0713.


For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 23, 1999