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VIDEO: Drowned woman's body at bottom of public pool for two days

Posted: 07/07/2011 11:54 AM
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POLICE ARE investigating the death of a woman whose body was left undiscovered at the bottom of a public swimming pool for two days.

Marie Joseph's body was found at the bottom of Veteran's Memorial Pool in Massachusetts last Tuesday (June 28), despite drowning two days earlier.

It has been reported that health inspectors who came to test the water on Monday, missed the discovery of the 36-year-old's body.

A 9-year-old boy who was with Joseph said he tried to alert a lifeguard when she fell into the 12 ft deep Pool, but was reportedly ignored by staff.

All staff have since been placed on leave since the event.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Edward M. Lambert, Jr. said: “On behalf of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marie Joseph.”

He added: “By 5:30pm today all 30 of DCR’s deepwater pools will be closed while we conduct a full review of each facility’s safety and operational procedures over the next 24 to 48 hours. As of this hour, the entire staff
of the Veteran’s Memorial Swimming.”