|10-year-old Girl Dies After Putney Leisure Centre Visit|
Hotham School pupil believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest
A 10-year-old girl, who was a pupil at Hotham Primary School, has died after a trip to Putney Leisure Centre this Tuesday afternoon (19 April).
She is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest after reporting that she felt unwell. The emergency services were called to the centre on Dryburgh Road at 2.46pm and transferred her to hospital but, despite the efforts of medical staff, she died a short time later.
A school spokesperson for Hotham Primary School said, “Our entire school community has been left shocked, saddened and deeply upset at today’s tragic events involving a pupil from our school who has sadly passed away.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family as they come to terms with their loss and we will do all we can to support them and also our staff and all our pupils in the difficult days ahead.”
A Putney Leisure Centre spokesperson said, “Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.”
The centre was closed following the incident. Places Leisure, which manages the centre on behalf of the council, said it would keep continue to keep customers updated and advised them to visit Roehampton Sports & Fitness Centre and Wandle Recreation Centre in the meantime or visit Tooting, Balham and Latchmere Leisure Centres if they wished to swim.
April 20, 2022