10:17 AM PT -- In
the report, the coroner says King was "in a state of drug and alcohol
induced delirium" at the time of his death ... and either fell or jumped
into the swimming pool.
The report continues, "The effects of
the drugs and alcohol, combined with [King's preexisting heart
condition] probably precipitated a cardiac arrhythmia and [King], thus
incapacitated, was unable to save himself and drowned."
According to the report, King was naked and face down at the deep end of the pool when officials arrived on scene.
also found a pitchfork, a hoe and a vaccuum pool sweeper in the pool
... which King's GF used to try and fish Rodney out of the water. The GF
told cops she didn't go in after Rodney because she is not a good
swimmer and was afraid to enter the water.
Rodney King was
under the influence of SEVERAL substances at the time of his death --
including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and PCP -- this according to
Rodney's death report.
According to the report, the cause of death is listed as accidental drowning -- but the drugs were contributing factors.
PCP is interesting because there was a theory around the time of the
1991 beating that Rodney displayed super-human strength because he was
on PCP at the time. However, blood tests for the drug turned up
TMZ broke the story ... King's fiancee discovered his
body at the bottom of the pool at the couple's home in Rialto, CA on
King became famous in 1991 when he was the victim of
police brutality at the hands of the LAPD. The officers involved in the
incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the
verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.