Tragedy as girl, 13, dies after she is pulled unconscious from a local swimming pool in front of shocked relatives
- A teenager has died at swimming at a public pool near Newcastle in NSW
- The girl, 13, was pulled unconscious from the water at Maitland Aquatic Centre
- Lifeguards tried to save her with CPR but sadly she died in hospital
A teenage girl has died after being pulled unconscious from the water at a public pool in the Hunter region of NSW.
The 13-year-old girl was pulled from the pool after getting into trouble in the water at Maitland Aquatic Centre on Les Darcy Drive, Maitland, at about 3.30pm on Friday.
Lifeguards tried desperately to revive her with CPR but to no avail.
Maitland Aquatic Centre (pictured) where the tragedy took place on Friday
Paramedics tried to revive the girl as she was rushed to hospital but she died (stock image)
Paramedics took over and she was rushed to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition where she later died, NSW Police said in a release on Friday evening.
The girl is yet to be formally identified and her name has not yet been released.
The tragedy took place before a large group of relatives.
One woman collapsed from shock.
‘It’s just a very sad situation for all the people in the pool and particularly the family,’ Chief Inspector Tony Townsend told 9News.
Police are investigating and a report will be prepared for the coroner.