COUNCIL lifeguards who came to the aid of a drowning woman in Maitland pool have been praised for their quick response.
The woman was placed into an induced coma in John Hunter Hospital on Tuesday night after she was found floating on her back at the shallow end of the pool.
A Maitland City Council spokeswoman said the woman was found ‘‘partially submerged’’ at the 20 metre mark of the pool about 12.50pm.
‘‘Lifeguards performed CPR until the paramedics arrived, and the Westpac Helicopter service transported the woman to hospital,’’ the spokeswoman said.
‘‘The paramedics praised Council Lifeguarding staff for their quick response and management of the situation.
A Hunter New England Health spokeswoman said the Maitland woman was in a serious condition on Tuesday night.
Police said her condition was not considered life-threatening.