Man dies while swimming laps in community pool

Published 3:04 pm Saturday, September 3, 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE — Authorities said a 34-year-old man died while swimming laps in the Eden Prairie Community Center pool.

Police and paramedics were called about a medical emergency at the pool about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Bystanders, community center employees and rescue workers tried to revive the man, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

No lifeguards are on duty during adult swim hours.

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The pool was reopened Friday after being inspected by the county.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The man’s name and cause of death were not immediately released.