Gym instructor drowns in swimming pool in city

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The deceased was identified as Suraj Gaikwad, a resident of Bibvewadi. He along with eight other friends had gone to the swimming pool after a work out session. It is significant to note that despite knowing swimming, Gaikwad drowned in the pool.

PUNE: A 28-year-old gym trainer drowned in a swimming pool managed by the Labour Welfare Department located at Sahakar Nagar on Sunday. A case was registered at Sahakar Nagar police station.

The deceased was identified as Suraj Gaikwad, a resident of Bibvewadi. He along with eight other friends had gone to the swimming pool after a work out session. It is significant to note that despite knowing swimming, Gaikwad drowned in the pool.

Gaikwad was a gym trainer at Vishwa Gym located at Katraj and was a regular at the swimming pool. 

He entered the pool and possibly drowned as he was already exhausted due to the work out. “It doesn’t seem to be a case of negligence as lifeguards were present at the pool and immediately rushed to rescue after noticing the incident,” said the police.

BN Potkule, Assistant Police Inspector, Sahakar Nagar police station, said, “Gaikwad along with his friends came to the swimming pool after running workout. He swam for a while in the pool and did two laps of 50 metres and 20 metres before drowning in the pool. He went missing for around 10 minutes in the pool and was then noticed by his friends under water. The lifeguards immediately rushed to his rescue but in vain as he was dead by the time they took him out.”

Potkule said that as per the post-mortem report, Gaikwad died due to drowning. However, they have started an investigation into the matter to rule out any foul play. 

The police are also investigating whether the pool has followed all safety steps as the pool was sublet by the contractor to another person.

The deceased was identified as Suraj Gaikwad, a resident of Bibvewadi. He along with eight other friends had gone to the swimming pool after a work out session. It is significant to note that despite knowing swimming, Gaikwad drowned in the pool. Gaikwad was a gym trainer at Vishwa Gym located at Katraj and was a regular at the swimming pool.

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