Father, two sons in critical condition after emergency at Winnipeg pool

WINNIPEG — Police say a father and two sons are in critical condition after emergency crews were called to a swimming pool at a Winnipeg apartment complex.

Paramedics were called to the pool in the city's west end just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Constance Peterson saw the man and two boys being rushed out of the building on stretchers while paramedics performed CPR.

"It was pretty traumatic. I had nightmares last night because I have two young kids," she said.

Peterson doesn't live in the complex but knows people who do, and said its indoor pool has an extremely deep end.

The Courts of St. James apartments include three high-rise buildings. Images of the pool in online rental listings show "No diving" signs around the facility and a flotation device on the wall.

The property management company which operates the complex did not provide information on what happened, but Globe Property Management Senior Vice-President Ron Penner said his thoughts are with the family affected.

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