UPDATE - Harrogate Hydro reopens after gym user dies

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Authorities have confirmed that a man died at Harrogate’s Hydro yesterday afternoon (Monday).

The leisure complex was closed to the public last night after emergency services were called to the scene.

Today, Harrogate Borough Council has issued the following statement: “On Monday afternoon a male customer of the Hydro became ill whilst using the gym’s equipment.

“The emergency services responded promptly, but unfortunately they were unable to revive him. The cause of death is as yet unknown.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this difficult time.

“We would like to thank the members of the public, who were inconvenienced by the temporary closure of the Hydro leisure centre, for their understanding as to why this decision was taken. The Hydro will be operating as normal today.”