PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Wednesday, Pittsburg authorities publicly released the identity of the man who drowned at the YMCA.

Caiden Barber, 19, of Pittsburg was taken to Ascension Via Christi’s emergency department shortly after 7:50 AM when he was found unresponsive in Pittsburg’s YMCA pool. He was pronounced deceased later at the hospital.

Barber’s body has been sent to Kansas City for autopsy as the investigation continues.

Additionally, the YMCA of Pittsburg stated they will close immediately and reopen again on Thursday, June 8th at 10:00 AM.


PITTSBURG, Kan. — A man is dead after drowning in Pittsburg’s YMCA’s pool, according to the Pittsburg Police Department.

In a release sent by PPD Tuesday, emergency personnel were sent to 1100 N. Miles Ave. in Pittsburg for a call for an unresponsive man in the YMCA’s pool around 7:50 AM.

Staff at the facility began resuscitation prior to first responders’ arrival. The man was then transported to Ascension Via Christi for treatment where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities said there is no indication of foul play at this time in the investigation. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.