Swimmer rescued by Vancouver lifeguards died in hospital
The Killarney Community Centre is shown in an image from Google Street View.
CTV News Vancouver
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 3:50PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, August 16, 2019 3:34PM PDT
Updated Aug. 16: On Friday, the park board issued a new statement on this incident, saying their report that the swimmer had died was based on "incorrect information." The board apologized to the swimmer and their family.
A swimmer has died following an incident at a Vancouver community centre over the weekend.
The Vancouver Park Board said in an email the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Lifeguards rescued a swimmer at a public pool on Killarney Street near Kerr Street and East 49th Avenue.
The swimmer was transported from Killarney Pool to hospital, where they later died, the park board said.
Officials have not provided an age or gender for the swimmer, nor have they said what happened before the rescue.
"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family and community," the board said.