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Woman who died at Swiss Cottage swimming pool is named

16:17 02 April 2014

Paramedics ran from an air ambulance to perform CPR but were unable to save the life of swimmer Nebiat Tekleab

Paramedics ran from an air ambulance to perform CPR but were unable to save the life of swimmer Nebiat Tekleab

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A woman who died while swimming at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre has been named.

A lifeguard fought to save the life of 59-year-old Nebiat Tekleab, of Ariel Road, West Hampstead, after she disappeared under water following a suspected heart attack on Tuesday, March 18.

She was swimming at the leisure centre’s pool in Adelaide Road when she sank under water at about 11am.

The lifeguard immediately intervened and attempted to resuscitate her at the poolside.

Shocked leisure centre users watched as paramedics ran from an air ambulance that landed at nearby Swiss Cottage Open Space and performed CPR for another 20 minutes.

But sadly Ms Tekleab was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services attended after reports that a swimmer had suffered a heart attack.

The coroner’s office is investigating the death.

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