Shortage of lifeguards closes Chicopee pool - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Shortage of lifeguards closes Chicopee pool

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A shortage of lifeguards forced Chicopee High School to close its indoor pool today.

Until it reopens, other locations are expected to draw a larger crowd than normal.

All other lifeguards and pool staff have spent extra time reviewing protocol to ensure public safety.

A man drowned this week at one of the city's public pools.

Investigators are still looking into the death but reports show it was not due to negligence by pool staff.

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