A seven-year-old girl has died after being pulled unconscious from a holiday park swimming pool during a children's birthday party.
The girl, who has not yet been named, suffered 'life threatening injuries' as a result of being underwater at the Waveney River Centre in Burgh St Peter near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
She was hauled out of the indoor pool at around noon today and taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, by ambulance. However, she died from her injuries a short time later at 4pm.
The girl was a guest at the pool party which was being supervised by parents. The holiday park confirmed it had not provided a lifeguard as the pool was being privately-hired out at the time.
Norfolk Police confirmed the death is being treated as unexplained, but said it was not suspicious.
Attempts were made to resuscitate the girl at the scene before she was taken to hospital.
The Waveney River Centre offers accommodation for holidaymakers in what it described on its website as luxury lodges, a hotel and static caravans.
The holiday park in the heart of the Norfolk Broads has a newly-refurbished heated indoor pool and indoor spa.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said a rapid response vehicle and two ambulances were sent to help the young girl.
An East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter was also sent to the holiday park in case she needed to be airlifted to hospital.
But the spokesman said that the girl was taken to a local hospital by land ambulance in a serious condition while 'still showing signs of life'.
Confirming the girl had died this afternoon, Norfolk Police said in a statement: 'Police can confirm that a girl has died following an incident in Burgh St Peter this afternoon.
'Officers were called by ambulance staff at 12pm to Waveney River Centre near Beccles, following reports a seven-year-old child had been found unconscious in a swimming pool.
'The girl was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth but sadly died at around 4pm. Next-of-kin are aware and police are continuing to investigate.
'The death is currently being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious.'