Swimmer dies at Fitzroy pool

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A 61-year-old swimmer has died after being found unresponsive at a public pool in Melbourne's inner suburbs.

Emergency services were called to Fitzroy swimming pool, on Alexandra Parade, shortly after 10am on Friday.

A police officer and lifeguard seen through the fence of the Fitzroy pool following a reported drowning there today.Credit:Harry Rekas

A police spokeswoman said paramedics worked on the man but he died at the scene.

The death is not being treated as suspicious. Police will now prepare a report for the coroner.

The 50-metre outdoor swimming pool reopened for lap swimming, water exercise and rehabilitation at the end of September when COVID-19 restrictions were eased in metropolitan Melbourne.

Currently, outdoor pool capacities are capped at 50 swimmers with hour-long session. Indoors pools remain closed.

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