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Man's death closes pool at Hubbard Park in Meriden

The pool at Hubbard Park will remain closed until August 8 due to the incident.

MERIDEN, Conn. — A man died on Wednesday after being pulled from the pool at Hubbard Park in Meriden

Meriden police said that at around 3:37 p.m. there was a medical emergency at the pool. Lifeguards rescued a 72-year-old male from the pool who was unresponsive and emergency personnel began giving the man CPR. 

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The man was taken to MidState Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. 

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Police said at this time no foul play is suspected in this death.

Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati said officials were told the man did have an underlying medical condition, but the cause of death has yet to be determined. The man's name has not been released. 

Meriden Police are investigating the death and the pool at Hubbard Park will remain closed to the public until Monday, August 8th. 

"Our lifeguards did a phenomenal job," Scarpati said. "We're making sure they get any help they need and are able to process this traumatic incident."

This is a developing story. Check back for further updates. 

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