Woman pulled from YMCA pool identified

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The woman who died after being pulled from a YMCA pool Wednesday night has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office as Li-Chuan Tang, 51, of Fort Wayne.

However the cause and manner of death are pending further testing according to Michael Burris, Chief Investigator with the coroner’s Office. Foul play is not suspected.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. at the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA, 5680 YMCA Park Drive West, near Saint Joe Center Road and Maplecrest Road. Tang was taken to a hospital in critical condition where she later died.

Jackson R. Lehman YMCA

Wednesday evening  police couldn’t confirm whether a lifeguard was on duty at the time, however the YMCA said there were two lifeguards on duty in a statement released, Thursday. According to the YMCA’s website, a scheduled open session should have been taking place at the time.

Tang  had been swimming laps before being pulled from the pool by a lifeguard, according to a news release from the YMCA. The lifeguard immediately began performing CPR and 911 was called. Paramedics arrived and transported her to a nearby hospital.

Marty Pastura, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, issued the following statement:

“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with her family. At the Y, we are committed to strengthening the foundations of our community. We will be a source of support for this family throughout this difficult time.”

The Lehman branch is the latest addition to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne. The $13 million facility opened in June.