Lifesaving Association examiner died of drowning after holding his breath in swimming pool

A 79-year-old man surnamed Xu accompanied his grandson to swim in the swimming pool of Xinsheng Park in Taipei City a few days ago. He practiced holding his breath in the pool, but he was pulled up with the assistance of lifeguards and other swimmers because he had not been out of the water. He was rushed to the hospital and still died.

50 meter sports pool. Swimming pool underwater background.

The lifesaving association examiner held his breath in the swimming pool and was suspected of drowning (map/Getty Image)

The Taipei City Police Department said today that at 9:12 a.m. on the 10th, it was reported that there was an ambulance case at the Xinsheng Park swimming pool. They dispatched officers to the scene and found that the man surnamed Xu was suspected of drowning. He had no breathing or heartbeat before being sent to the hospital.

According to the police investigation, the man surnamed Xu accompanied his grandson to swim at the time of the incident. When he practiced holding his breath in the swimming pool, he did not come out of the water for a long time. When the grandson noticed something was different, he immediately called loudly at the scene. Warning. Fire and ambulance personnel arrived at the scene and immediately performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the man surnamed Xu. However, after the rescue at the scene, his breathing and heartbeat could not be restored, and he was immediately sent to the hospital. After an hour of rescue by the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

The police said that the man surnamed Xu was a frequent visitor to the swimming pool, worked as an examiner and coach in the Water Life Saving Association, and had a history of hypertension and other medical conditions. After questioning the lifeguards and swimmers at the scene and reviewing the monitor screen, it was found that the man was not struggling when the accident occurred. He ruled out the external force and reported it to the prosecution for examination. The family had no opinion on the cause of death.

(Editor-in-Chief: Zhuang Yanyu)

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