A teenage girl has died in a tragic drowning at a public swimming pool in the NSW hunter region.
Emergency crews were called to an aquatic centre on Les Darcy Drive at Maitland around 3.30pm on Friday, following reports a young girl was in trouble in the water.
A 13-year-old girl, yet to be formally identified, was pulled from the pool.
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Lifeguards immediately began CPR before paramedics arrived on scene and took over.
The youngster was rushed to John Hunter Hospital, however police confirmed she sadly died a short time later.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.
A report will be provided for the information of the coroner.