Police Looking into Man's Death at Scottish Gay Sauna

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Police Looking into Man's Death at Scottish Gay Sauna
  (Source:Pipeworks/Facebook)

Police in Glasgow, Scotland, are looking into the death of a 51-year-old male patron at a gay sauna. No official cause of death has been determined but sauna staff suggested he suffered cardiac arrest, according to the Scottish Sun.

The man, a customer at The Pipeworks Men's Health Spa — claimed by its owners to be the country's largest gay sauna — was stricken on the evening of November 26, the article detailed. First responders "[tended to] the man, who hasn't been named," but he "was pronounced dead at the scene."

"His passing isn't being treated as suspicious," the Scottish Sun added.

That was collaborated by a statement from Police Scotland. "The death is being treated as unexplained but is not being treated as suspicious," the police statement confirmed.

"David Cooper, director of operations at Pipeworks, revealed staff raced to the stricken man's aid but were unable to save him — claiming he had suffered a cardiac arrest at the venue," the newspaper said.

"Our team's training kicked in and our colleagues performed CPR, whilst utilizing our onsite defibrillator," Cooper said. "Sadly these efforts were not successful and our member sadly passed away."

"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of our member, whilst we thank the amazing efforts of our highly trained team," Cooper added.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.