A man died from drowning after being pulled from a pool at the Buffalo Grove Park District Fitness Center on March 22, 2024. | Photo: Google Street View

A 68-year-old man died from drowning after he was found unresponsive in a pool at the Buffalo Grove Park District Fitness Center, authorities said.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department and Buffalo Grove Fire Department responded around 12:40 p.m. on March 22 to the Buffalo Grove Park District Fitness Center, 601 West Deerfield Parkway.

A 911 caller reported a man in his 60s passed out in the pool and had since been removed from the pool.

CPR was in progress on the victim and an AED shock was administered while the fire department was responding, according to a 911 dispatcher.

Firefighters and paramedics arrived to find the 68-year-old man was unresponsive, according to Buffalo Grove Director of Communications and Community Engagement Molly Gillespie.

Gillespie said crews initiated advanced life support care and rushed the man to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

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The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said the man died a short time later after being transported to the hospital.

The medical examiner’s office identified the man as Buffalo Grove resident Patrick J. Gasey.

An autopsy performed on Gasey showed he died as a result of drowning due to hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Gillespie said no other information was available for release on the incident.

An obituary for Gasey said he worked as an actuarial associate for Hewitt Associates, which has since been acquired by AON Insurance, for almost 40 years.

Gasey was an active member of St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church for over 40 years where he was involved in ministries.

He was a leader in Cub Scout Pack 79 and Boy Scout Troop 401 and coached Buffalo Grove Park District soccer and basketball, the obituary said.

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“Pat loved tent camping in state parks and hiking in forest preserves. He was well known for his quick wit and for baking delicious chocolate chip cookies,” the obituary said.