'Tragedy': Man dies swimming in Fitness First pool

Kamilia Palu
News Editor

A gym-goer has tragically died while swimming at a health club in Sydney’s south.

Paramedics were called to Fitness First in Sylvania on Tuesday evening after the 59-year-old man was found unconscious in the gym’s lap pool.

Despite their best efforts, the man was unable to be revived. Police do not believe the death was suspicious.

The man was found unconscious in the gym's swimming pool. Source: Supplied

In a statement to Yahoo News Australia, Fitness First said the pool would remain closed while investigations were underway.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the man’s family and friends,” a spokesperson said. 

“Fitness First is working with authorities who are investigating the incident however the NSW Police Force has confirmed the drowning is not considered suspicious. 

“Counselling is being offered to any staff and members affected by the incident.”

A report is being prepared for the Coroner. 

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