SHA mourning loss of Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman

Physician lost his life in incident at Esterhazy swimming pool July 23 Town of Esterhazy issues statement thanking emergency responders

August 3, 2022, 4:46 pm
Kevin Weedmark

Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and Emmanuel Health issued a statement saying they are mourning the loss of Dr. Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, a family physician from Melville who unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, July 23.

Mazlouman was 44.

Mazlouman was found dead at the municipal swimming pool in Esterhazy during a private family function at the pool July 23.

Esterhazy RCMP were called to the the D.A. Mackenzie Aquatic Centre at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Esterhazy RCMP received a report of a sudden death at an aquatic centre in Esterhazy. A 44-year-old male was located unresponsive in the pool,” according to RCMP.

Mazlouman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The cause of death is still under investigation by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

The swimming pool was closed on Sunday and Monday.

Statement from SHA
“The SHA and Emmanuel Health would like to take this opportunity to express sincere condolences to Dr. Mazlouman’s family, physician colleagues and friends, and all of the staff members he has worked with in Melville, Yorkton and Ituna,” the SHA said in a statement.

“On behalf of the SHA, I would like to express our profound sadness at the passing of our friend and colleague,” stated Dr. Johann Roodt, Interim Physician Executive, Integrated Rural Health.

“Dr. Mazlouman was dedicated and caring, top of his class, intelligent, hard-working, and a passionate physician. There are not enough words to describe this incredible young man. His sudden passing is deeply felt by all who knew him and the communities he served in. His memory will be forever etched in our hearts and minds. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Mazlouman and the communities of Melville, Yorkton, and Ituna.”

Dr. Mazlouman has been practicing as a family physician at the Melville Medical Clinic since July 2021.

He completed his Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) placement in Yorkton and continued to provide ER coverage at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre emergency room as well as providing physician services in Ituna one day per week.

As the result of Dr. Mazlouman’s passing, some health-care services in Melville may be in a temporary disruption.

Dr. Mazlouman’s patients can expect notification about the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments over the coming weeks.

In addition, emergency room services at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville may be periodically in temporary disruption over the coming weeks as the SHA works to reschedule coverage.

Dr. Mazlouman’s physician colleagues and the SHA will work together to meet the needs of his patients, said the SHA.

“The patience and understanding of Dr. Mazlouman’s patients and the residents of Melville and the surrounding area is sincerely appreciated as we work through this difficult time.”

Town of Esterhazy issues statement
The town of Esterhazy issued a statement regarding the incident.

“On behalf of the town of Esterhazy, we would like to advise of a tragic fatality, which occurred at the DA MacKenzie Aquatic Centre on Saturday, July 23.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim of this tragic event.

“The town wishes to thank all EMS, RCMP, the general public and staff who were involved in any way throughout this ordeal.
“Authorities are currently working to finalize the overall detailed results of the incident. Once the report is provided, it will be presented accordingly.

“Thanks to all for your patience and understanding at this very delicate time.”