A 41-year-old Palmerston North woman is dead after falling into a pool at Tauranga's Greerton Cameron Thermal Motel yesterday.
Catherine Michelle Hintz had been swimming alone in the pool, and was spotted by the hotel managed about 4.30pm, face down.
The motelier removed her from the water and performed CPR for about 20 minutes before St John Ambulance arrived, police said.
She was resuscitated and transported to Tauranga Hospital yesterday in a serious condition, St John territory manager Ross Clarke told SunLive. She died about 11.30pm.
Acting Senior Sergeant Cam Anderson said there was nothing suspicious at the scene but police will investigate how she came to be lying in the bottom of the pool.
"We know the cause of death - that's pretty obvious - but the reasons why she's ended up at the bottom of the pool, whether she had a medical issue or not will be looked at.
"She was revived at the scene but she wasn't a very well lady as a result of being underwater for so long and unfortunately she passed away late last night at Tauranga Hospital."
It was not known exactly how long she had been under the water. The death has been referred to the coroner.
One of the motel operators, who did not want to be named, said the motel was running as usual.
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