Woman dies after being found at bottom of thermal pool

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Photo: George Novak
Photo: George Novak

A woman has died after being found at the bottom of a motel thermal pool in Tauranga yesterday.

The owners of Cameron Thermal Motel in Greerton spotted the 41-year-old woman lying lifeless in the hot thermal pool about 4.30pm.

One of the owners, who declined to be named, said her husband dived into the pool and pulled the motel guest out of the water.

The pool owner performed CPR until St John paramedics and firefighters arrived.

St John territory manager Ross Clarke said the woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

She died in hospital overnight.

The motel owner said the woman was staying at the motel on her own and was booked in for a couple of nights. There was no one else in the pool area at the time, she said.

Detective Sergeant Alan Kingsbury said police were investigating.

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