MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– A man is dead after police say he drowned in a drainage ditch in Germantown Tuesday evening.

Germantown Police responded to a possible drowning in the area of Riverdale Park around 6:17 p.m.

According to police, officers and fire officials found a 37-year-old man in a nearby drainage ditch.

The victim was transported to Germantown Methodist where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the initial cause of the man’s death was an accidental drowning.

The investigation into his death is ongoing.