Police were called to a Center Road residence by the Avon Fire Department when they became suspicious about an injury on the man’s back.
The man had a large slash mark on his back and paramedics felt the injury may not have been accidental.
The man, who appeared highly intoxicated, said he was home alone and his wife was out of town.
Avon police searched the exterior of the resident including the deck and noticed traces of blood throughout.
Police determined the injury was an accident—it appeared he slipped either getting into, or out of, the hot tub.
The man was taken to St. John’s Medical Center.