A girl has died after being pulled from a swimming pool at Maitland Aquatic Centre.
NSW Police issued a statement on Friday evening that said the girl, who is yet to be formally identified and whose age they confirmed as 13, had passed away.
Police said emergency services were called about 3.30pm on Friday to the centre on Les Darcy Drive after reports the girl was in trouble in the water.
The girl was pulled from the pool and lifeguards commenced CPR.
Police said NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and continued CPR before transferring her to John Hunter Hospital, however, she later died.
Officers attached to Port Stephen-Hunter Police District attended and have started their inquiries.
A report will be provided for the information of the coroner.
A 12-year-old girl was in a critical condition in John Hunter Hospital after being pulled unconscious from a pool at Maitland Aquatic Centre this afternoon.
Paramedics and pool staff spent about an hour working to revive the girl who was pulled from the main pool at 3.30pm.
Initial ambulance reports indicated the girl was unable to be revived, however, police later clarified that she was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Jamie Warhurst described the scene at the pool as "heartbreaking"
"No words can describe the scene we were faced with this afternoon," Inspector Warhurst said.
"The lifeguards, bystanders and police did an amazing job, providing resuscitation until paramedics arrived. They should be commended."
Police Forensics officers attended the pool on Friday evening.
Several other investigations into the incident are underway.
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