Los Angeles (CNN) -- In a frantic 911 call early Sunday, Rodney King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelley, described how she discovered King's body at the bottom of his pool and made repeated efforts "to wake him up," but there was no response to her efforts.
"I threw a shovel (into the water), but that didn't wake him up ... he's at the bottom of the pool ... oh my God!" a distraught Kelley sobbed to an emergency dispatcher in a recording of the 911 call released Tuesday.
Responding officers found King, 47, at the bottom of the pool, removed him and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, police said.
Kelley told the 911 dispatcher she had heard the sound of a fall, rushed to the pool and saw King in the water.