A child is in a critical condition following an incident at an Auckland swimming pool this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre, in Mangere, shortly before 5.30pm.
Auckland Council's head of active recreation, Rob McGee, said there had been an "incident" at the pool and a young boy had received CPR at the scene.
"Lifeguards responded quickly and the young boy was conscious when he left the facility and was taken to Middlemore Hospital for observations," McGee said.
"We understand he is in a stable condition. Our thoughts are with the young boy and his family and we wish him a speedy recovering."
St John confirmed a child aged between 10 and 12 years old was taken to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition.
The circumstances of the child's injuries have not been released by authorities.
The Fire Service said the incident was a "medical-related call'' and they were not needed.
Police confirmed they too attended the incident, but no other details could be given.
Witnesses told the Herald they saw two children - a boy and a girl - swimming together not long before one of them was seen lying on the side of the pool.
Lifeguards rushed towards the child and carried out CPR, as members of the public were ushered out of the centre.
A witness said he saw the child being stretchered out to an ambulance.
The pool will remain closed for the reminder of the evening and will open again tomorrow.