Body in hot pool not suspicious, says police
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.