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CPR performed on swimmer at North Mackay pool

UPDATE 4.23pm:

A swimmer required CPR after getting into 'difficulty' while in the water at a North Mackay swimming pool on Tuesday.

The Pioneer Swim Centre staff pulled the 23-year-old man from the water, after he cried for help.

Northern Beaches Senior Sergeant Adrian Rieck was off-duty at the pool at the time.

Snr Sgt Rieck said other swimmers and swimming pool staff were shocked and shaken by the incident.

"Staff rescued the man from the pool and noticing that he has a medical emergency they began CPR," he said.

Paramedics arrived soon after and transported the swimmer to Mackay Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

INITIAL:

THERE has been reports that a person has been pulled unconscious out of a public pool in Mackay.

According to a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman, paramedics were called to the Pioneer Swim Centre on Malcomson St about 3.30pm Tuesday.

Initial reports were that a 20-year-old person had suffered a "medical condition" while in the water.



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