Park Board says swimmer did not actually die at Killarney pool

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with new information from the Vancouver Park Board

The Vancouver Park Board now says a swimmer did not, in fact, die after a rescue attempt at Killarney Pool as reported earlier this month.

A park board spokesperson had initially said that lifeguards “performed a rescue of a swimmer” around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, but that first responders were unable to save their life.

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The BC Coroners Service told Global News that it was never called to the pool.

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On Friday, the board retracted its initial report which it said was “based on incorrect information.”

“We offer our sincere apologies to the family and individual. Out of respect for everyone involved, we will not be making further comments on their condition or the incident,” said the statement.

The status of the swimmer remains unclear.

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