Endicott’s “Z Pool” Closed After Attack on Teen Lifeguard
A popular swimming pool on the North Side of Endicott has been shut down until further notice following an attack on a young lifeguard.
According to a woman's social media post, her son was working as a lifeguard at the "Z Pool" when he was "jumped by 3 people." Those involved apparently were a 25-year-old man and two teenage boys.
The woman said he son sustained a mild concussion as a result of the attack.
Endicott police chief Patrick Garey told WNBF News the incident remains under investigation and he expects charges will be filed.
Mayor Linda Jackson said there had been other "small incidents" at the pool this summer but nothing this serious.
The mayor said village officials and police representatives met with the lifeguards and their parents to discuss security issues at the pool.
Jackson said plans call for the installation of cameras in the area of the pool and the park's carousel. The village is in the process of hiring monitors who will oversee park activities.
The mayor said the pool won't reopen until all of the security concerns have been addressed. She said "this was a very serious situation."
Jackson said matters involving pool and park security will be discussed at Monday evening's meeting of the Endicott village board.
The "Z Pool" was built in 1965 and originally was shaped like the letter Z. But the pool's capacity was cut in half - from 600,000 gallons to 300,000 gallons - during a 2010 reconstruction project. While it's now actually L-shaped, village residents still refer to it as the Z Pool.
VIDEO: WNBF News paid a visit to the Z Pool after its sudden closure this week.
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