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Friday, September 01, 2017 1:00 am

Woman pulled out of YMCA pool dies

Coroner: No details on 51-year-old's death

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne woman died after she was found unresponsive in a northeast YMCA pool Wednesday night, but an autopsy provided few details about her death Thursday.

Li-Chuan Tang, 51, was pronounced dead at a hospital after a lifeguard pulled her from the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA pool about 8 p.m., the Allen County coroner's office said.

An autopsy was performed Thursday, but the coroner's office said the cause and manner of death are pending further testing. There were no signs of foul play.

In a statement, the president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne said their thoughts and prayers are with the woman's family.

“At the Y, we are committed to strengthening the foundations of our community. We will be a source of support for this family throughout this difficult time,” Marty Pastura said.

The YMCA is continuing to investigate, he said.

Two lifeguards were on duty in the aquatic center at the time of the emergency, according to the YMCA. Tang had been swimming laps, the YMCA said, and a lifeguard immediately began performing CPR.

The Fort Wayne Police Department will not investigate, spokeswoman Chris Camp said, noting there was no criminal activity.

The Lehman YMCA opened June 5 as the newest Fort Wayne YMCA facility. It is along St. Joe Center Road just west of Maplecrest Road.

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