Rotorua hotpool death: Man’s body found submerged in thermal pool

The body of a man was found in a thermal mud pool yesterday, police have confirmed.

Police were advised just before 2.30pm yesterday that the body had been found submerged in a thermal mud pool near Hatupatu Drive, Rotorua.

A spokeswoman said the man has been identified and there are no suspicious circumstances.

A post mortem is expected to be carried out today and the death will be referred to the Coroner.

Yesterday, a Rotorua Daily Post photographer saw a large police presence including at least eight police staff near a pool on the flats just off Hatupatu Drive.

Several police vehicles were also at the scene as well as Fire and Emergency NZ.

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