A STUDENT has died after becoming unwell in a university swimming pool.

The man is thought to have suffered a cardiac arrest while swimming at Glasgow University’s sports centre in the Stevenson Building at around 6.10pm yesterday evening.

A lifeguard rushed to his aid and performed CPR before paramedics arrived within 10 minutes but he did not respond.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University hospital but was pronounced dead after arrival. His family are aware and a post mortem was due to be carried out.

The man is believed to have been a graduate of the university and studying a part-time course.

A spokesman for the University of Glasgow said at least one lifeguard was on duty, who was fully trained in life-saving skills and had access to a defibrillator.

He added: ‘We are very sorry to confirm that an individual became seriously ill in the Stevenson sports facility late yesterday afternoon.

“Colleagues delivered immediate emergency assistance and paramedics were on the scene within minutes of being alerted.

“He was taken to hospital where he sadly died yesterday evening.The police are informing next of kin. No further details are available at this stage.

“As a mark of respect the Stevenson building will remain closed for the rest of today.”

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “We got a call at 6.10pm last night following reports that a man had died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, who had been swimming.

“There are no suspicious circumstances.”