NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Health officials are looking at a New York City spa’s safety plans after a patron was found unresponsive in a hot tub and died.
Police say it happened around 6 p.m. Sunday at Spa Castle in Queens. Relatives say the man, Hock Ma, was in good health in his 80s and had gone to the spa on a family holiday outing.READ MORE: At Least 2 Injured In Upper West Side Shooting
Medical examiners are determining what caused his death.
Spa Castle spokeswoman Stephanie Chon says a manager tried to resuscitate Ma after he was pulled from a shallow pool. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Teacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
Chon says safety precautions are posted and staffers are certified in CPR.
Mary Ma says her father was a retired dry cleaner. She says the family is in shock.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Republican Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Face Off In Fiery Debate
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