Swimming pool negligence alleged in Kelowna lawsuit

KELOWNA – A slip and fall at a Kelowna swimming pool has resulted in a lawsuit against the City of Kelowna and the YMCA of Okanagan Association.

They’re being sued by a Beaverdell woman who is seeking unspecified compensation.

Sharen Grosch claims she suffered various injuries when she slipped on a puddle of water at the Kelowna Family Y in Rutland.

Grosch alleges the defendants were negligent in several ways, including allowing water to accumulate on the pool deck and failing to take steps to minimize slip hazards.

In its court filed response, the city denies culpability saying any injuries Grosch suffered were her own fault for, among other reasons, failing to exercise reasonable care for her own safety.

The YMCA has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

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The incident happened in September 2013 when Grosch was aged 59.

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