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City of Kamloops pleased with response to child's health incident at Canada Games Pool

The Tournament Capital Centre, which includes the Canada Games Pool, is pictured in this submitted B.C. Government photo.
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March 24, 2017 - 8:57 AM

KAMLOOPS - A spring break public swim ended abruptly earlier this week after a child experienced a medical issue at the Canada Games Pool in Kamloops.

On Wednesday, March 22, lifeguards responded to a child at the aquatic centre who "may have experienced a medical incident," according to a City of Kamloops news release.

The lifeguard responded quickly and looked after the child until paramedics arrived to take the child to Royal Inland Hospital. The City says staff followed up with the family yesterday and were told the child had been released from hospital and is doing well.

Recreation manager Barb Berger says she was very pleased with the response to the incident and relieved to hear the child is recovering well.

“The lifeguards responded very professionally and worked effectively with emergency services," Berger says in the release.

The City isn't providing any details about the nature of the medical incident.

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