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We have been hearing reports of a serious incident at Huddersfield Leisure Centre.
Kirklees Active Leisure have informed us that the children's Splash Pool is closed until further notice following the unknown incident.
Police have also confirmed they attended the scene earlier today.
The main length pool remains open.
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Ambulance Service comment
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12.02pm to the leisure centre where a young girl had a medical episode. We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance and transported her to Calderdale Royal Hospital.”
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to the leisure centre at 12.10pm to reports of concerns for the safety of a member of the public. The girl is believed to have had a medical episode which was non life-threatening and was now reported to be fine.
What we know so far about the incident
Eyewitness says little girl was pulled out of the water
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said the pool alarm was triggered before adding: “They dragged a little girl out of the water and started CPR compressions.
“They cleared the pool and all staff arrived to help. Paramedics came very quickly.
“Staff supported the gentleman and boy who were with the girl. Paramedics took the girl out to their ambulance and police were also at the scene. Staff acted very quickly and efficiently.”
What we know so far
Welcome to our live blog. Here’s what we know so far about the incident at Huddersfield Leisure Centre:
- Members of the public reported that one of the pools had closed at the Leisure Centre and that police had been called
- West Yorkshire Police have confirmed they attended an incident there earlier this afternoon
- Kirklees Active Leisure have confirmed that the children’s Splash Pool has been closed until further notice
- The two other adult pools remain open