02/06/2013 01:54 EST | Updated 04/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Saskatoon police chief gets pacemaker after falling ill on Florida vacation

SASKATOON - Saskatoon's police chief has had surgery in Florida to implant a pacemaker after he fell ill while on vacation.

A news release from the mayor's office says Chief Clive Weighill (WAY'-hill) has been released from hospital and is resting comfortably.

The surgery Monday was performed after tests showed Weighill had a low heart rate.

He had felt weak and dizzy and was admitted to hospital.

Weighill is to return to Saskatoon late next week.

Deputy Bernie Pannell will be acting chief until that time.