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Man dies after suffering medical emergency at popular Greenville swimming complex

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Westside Aquatic Complex (FOX Carolina/ Oct. 5, 2017) Westside Aquatic Complex (FOX Carolina/ Oct. 5, 2017)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville County Coroner said a man who was taken to the hospital after suffering from a medical emergency Thursday morning at the Westside Aquatic Complex on Blue Ridge Drive has passed away.

Emergency dispatchers said deputies and EMS responded just before 7 a.m. The 911 call came in as a possible drowning, dispatchers said.

Officials said the man, who is in his 60s, was exercising in the pool when the emergency occurred. Lifeguards tended to him until EMS arrived.

The coroner identified the man as 64-year-old Douglas Donald Long of Pettigru Street. His cause and manner of death are pending further investigation.

The Westside Aquatic Complex is a county owned recreation facility that features an Olympic-sized pool, lap swimming, water aerobics, and swimming lessons, per its website.

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