New diving signs at pool

The main pool had to be closed for about an hour yesterday. Photo: ODT files
Moana Pool. Photo: ODT files
Changes are planned at Dunedin’s Moana Pool after an incident that resulted in a teenager suffering suspected spinal injuries.

A Dunedin City Council review identified that improvements could be made, including new ‘‘no diving’’ lane signs at the shallow end, as well as increased enforcement of that policy.

Those changes had now been made, council aquatics manager Heath Ellis said.

A softball player from Canterbury was seriously injured after entering the pool in late January.

He had been competing in the South Island under-18 boys and girls open club championships in Dunedin and was relaxing at the pool with team-mates.

The player’s family reported in early February he was able to move all his limbs after surgery.

WorkSafe looked into the incident, but decided no further action was needed.

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