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Family Asking Questions after Drowning at Public Pool


Investigations have begun after Mr Jonathan Massandy has died in unexplained circumstances at a public pool in Perth.


It's thought Jonathan Massandy, 29-year-old-father may have been underwater for up to eight minutes before he was found with a broken neck. He had been swimming with his six-year-old daughter at Leisurepark Balga on November 3.


Sarah Prijt, the mother of Mr Massandy’s daughter and nearly two-year-old-son believes there was no lifeguard on duty. She also believes the pool stayed open after the incident but the City of Stirling, which runs the pools, said it could not comment while it was being investigated.


“Given the matter is currently under coronial investigation, it is not appropriate for the City to comment on the particulars of the incident at this time,” community development director Michael Quirk said.


Mr Massandy was taken to hospital and put on life support, but with the family’s permission, it was turned off on Wednesday morning.


The City said its thoughts were with the family.


Ms Prijt said she had been in constant contact with Mr Massandy’s parents since the tragedy and his older brother and sister were also struggling with his death.


The family requests for privacy at this time.