New safety measures at popular Auckland swimming pool in after teenager left paralysed in freak accident
New safety measures have been put in place at a popular Auckland swimming pool in Auckland after a teenager was left paralysed in a freak accident
1 September 2019
Several changes have been made at the Auckland Council-owned Pt Erin Pool complex, in Herne Bay, including improved staff training, new signs and age restrictions in certain areas.
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The changes come after a 15 year old broke his neck after entering one of the pools on a slide, head first this year.
The council's leisure network services manager, Garth Dawson, says they reviewed health and safety measures after an internal investigation.
He says new signs are clearer and include pool depth and a more explicit restriction on the age of slide users.