Man died inside Eldorado Aquatic Center in Scottsdale overnight

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A rescue mission turned into a recovery operation after a man died inside the Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center in Scottsdale overnight.

Scottsdale firefighters were called to the scene northeast of McDowell and Hayden roads at about 1 a.m. Monday for a confined-space rescue. According to the Scottsdale Police Department, an officer heard the man screaming. Crews were not able to save the man. That operation shifted to a recovery at about 3 a.m.

It’s not clear what he was doing at the Aquatic Center, where he was stuck, or how he died.

The incident is under investigation.

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