A Dunedin City Council worker has been taken to Dunedin Hospital emergency department in a serious condition after an incident at Moana Pool this afternoon.

A St John spokesman said a 54-year-old man was taken to hospital by ambulance after what was believed to be an incident involving a chemical.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said they were called to the pool at 1.30pm after reports of a chlorine spill.

They assisted one person with medical treatment before handing the patient on to St John.

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However, firefighters did not discover a chlorine spill and Fenz had no further information about the incident.

The DCC confirmed the man was a council worker.