A 65-year-old resident of Dhobi Talao suffered a fatal heart attack as he was getting out of the Mahatma Gandhi swimming pool in Dadar's Shivaji Park on Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred around 6.15 am. Kaizar Morkas had taken two laps in the pool when he complained of uneasiness.
According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, two lifeguards noticed a visibly-distressed Morkas and pulled him out of the pool. As no ambulance was available in the campus, the officials took Morkas to a hospital in a private vehicle.
"He had a history of heart disease. Doctors declared him dead at 6.50am," said Milind Shahane, manager of the Mahatma Gandhi swimming pool.
Pointing out that Morkas was a good swimmer, Shahane said Morkas died of a heart attack and not of drowning. Morkas was a member of the civic swimming pool
for the past 11 years.
Suresh Unawne, senior inspector of the Shivaji Park police station, said, "The deceased suffered a heart attack while swimming. We do not suspect foul play. An accidental death report has been registered."
Mehamoody Taman, Morkas's nephew, said, "We did not register a complaint as we were aware of his heart ailment and diabetic condition."