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Man dies at Hubbard Park swimming pool in Meriden, cause of death under investigation

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – A 72-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon at the Hubbard Park swimming pool in Meriden.

Police received a call around 3:37 p.m. reporting that a man had been pulled from the Hubbard Park swimming pool.

Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati said pool lifeguards entered the water to rescue the man from the pool.

Meriden Fire and EMS transported the victim to Mid-State Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Officials said Meriden Police and the Chief Medical Examiner would investigate the cause of his death. Officials say the man may have suffered from underlying medical conditions.

Mayor Scarpati says he congratulates the rescuers who responded to this emergency.

Over the next few days, Hubbard Park pool staff will have advisers on hand to speak, Mayor Scarpati said.

“I would like to commend the efforts of our lifeguard staff for their actions in saving the unresponsive gentleman.”

The Hubbard Park swimming pool will be closed until Monday August 8th.

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