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23 Jun 2024 20:18
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    A plea, not to underestimate inherent dangers of being in and around pools

    A plea, not to underestimate inherent dangers of being in and around pools


    Our newsroom understands two men -- pulled motionless from the bottom of a commercial pool in Auckland's Newmarket on Saturday night -- were deliberately holding their breath.

    They were resuscitated by a doctor at the scene, and remain in a critical condition in hospital.

    Rob Hewitt from Water Safety New Zealand told TV3, people are often complacent when practicing things in pools, because have a false sense of security that staff and lifeguards will come to the rescue.

    He says people should tell lifeguards what they're planning to do, and have a buddy watching them at all times.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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