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Drowning at apartment pool in Salt Lake City, victim 71-year-old woman

Jul 7, 2021, 2:04 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 12:11 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead after drowning at an apartment pool Tuesday evening. 

Dispatchers received a call around 5 p.m. about a woman floating face-down in the pool. The apartment building is located near  600 North and Oakley Street in Salt Lake City.  

The call came from patrons at the pool who noticed the woman. Sgt. Keith Horrocks with the Salt Lake City Police Department said the woman arrived at the pool around 3 p.m. and was alone at the time.

“We don’t know how long she was at the pool or how long she was facedown,” Horrocks told KSL. “Our fire crews responded out there [to the apartment complex] and she was dead on the scene.” 

Police don’t know how the woman may have drowned. Authorities have not released the name of the drowning victim. 

The American Red Cross offers these tips for a safer experience when swimming.

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