Body in hot pool not suspicious, says police

The body was discovered last Tuesday.

Police have confirmed the discovery of a body in a hotpool in Rotorua’s Government Gardens last Tuesday is “not being treated as suspicious”.

“Police are making inquiries in relation to the death on behalf of the coroner,” a police spokesperson says.

“The coroner will release their findings in due course. We’re not yet in a position to release a name.”

Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and St John Ambulance staff were at the scene last Tuesday morning when the body was removed from the Rachel Spring after a member of the public alerted police just after 10am.

The Rev Tom Poata was also at the site and performed a blessing once the body was removed.

-Benn Bathgate/Stuff.

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