BREAKING: Rec Center is closed until further notice; reports of a chemical smell

The Rec Center is closed until further notice after patrons in the pool area reported the odor of a chemical smell and some had difficulty breathing on Thursday. Around 50 swimmers were in the pool at the time for open swim and swim practice. Staff members immediately evacuated the pool area and remaining parts of the rec center, and police, fire and ambulance responded at approximately 4:10 p.m. as a precaution and to provide assistance as necessary. The facility was ventilated and the cause of the incident is still under investigation, according to rec center staff. *Feature photo: Stock photo of kids swimming at the World's Largest Swimming Lesson event at the Cody Rec Center this summer photo provided by - Suzanne Palmer / Pitchengine Communities* #reboot #news #breaking