British Columbia

Park board revises account of drowning at Vancouver pool

Lifeguards pulled the swimmer out of the water at Killarney Leisure Pool on Sunday evening, according to the Vancouver Parks Board.

The park board issued a statement Friday saying its report of a drowning was incorrect

The Killarney Leisure Pool centre has 15-metre and 25-metre lap pools as well as a diving platform and other, smaller pools. (Killarney Community Centre/Facebook)


  • This story has been significantly changed with new information from the Vancouver Park Board.

The Vancouver Park Board issued a statement Friday saying its report of an August 11 drowning was incorrect.

On Monday, the park board reported lifeguards pulled a swimmer from Killarney Leisure Pool near Rupert Street and East 49th Avenue around 7:30 p.m. PT. 

A spokesperson with the board, which oversees the centre, said the person later died in hospital.

On Friday, the park board said that statement was incorrect. 

"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," the statement read. 

The condition of the swimmer was not clear Friday afternoon.

The Killarney Leisure Pool has 15-metre and 25-metre lap pools as well as other, smaller pools and a diving platform.