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A 67-year-old Alberta man is dead after being found unresponsive in the swimming pool at Port Alberni’s Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel on Tuesday.

Port Alberni RCMP were advised of the death by the BC Coroner at 7:43 p.m.

Police said it appears that the man initially collapsed and died as a result of a medical emergency. He was found at the bottom of the pool.

The man was removed from the pool and attempts were made to resuscitate him via CPR.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he passed away shortly after his arrival.

The BC Coroner Service continues to investigate.

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