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Man Pulled From Richmond Park Pool Dies, Pool Closed Until Further Notice

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An investigation is underway by the Grand Rapids Police Department after a 21-year-old man drowned at Richmond Park Pool early Tuesday morning.

Police allege that the man and two others jumped the fence at the pool. The deceased man jumped into the pool, but was unable to swim.

GRPD was called to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived they dove into the pool and pulled the man out. CPR was administered by officers until EMTs arrived. The man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where he later died.

A second man was questioned and released, and the GRPD is currently searching for the third man they believe jumped the fence.

The official cause of the death will be determined following an autopsy. The incident is under investigation. If anyone has any additional information, you are asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400, or Silent Observer at 616-745-2345. Silent Observer may also be contacted confidentially at

The City of Grand Rapids has closed the pool until further notice and says an update will be provided within the next 24 hours. City-run pools officially close for the summer on August 27.

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