It’s been confirmed that it was a medical incident that forced a Derbyshire leisure centre to close. Dronfield Sports Centre closed for several hours for several hours around lunchtime on Tuesday, March 22.
Dronfield Sports Centre posted about the closure on their Facebook page just before midday stating: “There has been an incident in the pool at our leisure centre this morning and our pool is closed until further notice. We anticipate the pool will be re-opened shortly and the rest of our facility is open as normal.”
No further information was given about the incident at that time. Derbyshire Live understands the incident surrounding a member of the public who suffered a cardiac arrest while at the centre.
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This was confirmed to us by a spokesperson for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, who were called to attend the scene and landed at Moonpenny Park close to the centre. In a statement to Derbyshire Live, the Air Ambulance spokesperson said: “Our Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was tasked to a patient in cardiac arrest.
“Our crew was activated at 10.40am and arrived on scene at 11.00am. The patient was assessed and then conveyed to hospital – with our crew – via land ambulance.”
The centre’s swimming pool was re-opened shortly after midday. Members of staff thanking people for their co-operation while it was closed.