Person dies at south Auckland pool


Emergency services were called to the Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre after a person died due to a medical event (file photo).

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Emergency services were called to the Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre after a person died due to a medical event (file photo).

A person has died following a medical event at the Manurewa Pool and Leisure Centre in south Auckland.

Emergency services were called to the centre on Sykes Rd just after 7am.

A police spokesman confirmed the sudden death and said it was believed to have been the result of a medical event.

A post on the centre’s Facebook page said it would be closed until further notice due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said it sent two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle to the scene, but referred further queries to police.

Auckland Council, which runs the centre, has been approached for comment.