Body found in hotel swimming pool

PUBLISHED: 10:40 08 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:27 08 March 2019

Sidholme Hotel. Picture: Google Maps

Sidholme Hotel. Picture: Google Maps

Picture: Google Maps

The death of a man found in a hotel swimming pool is not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to The Sidholme Hotel following reports of a man, who is believed to be a French national, was found in the pool on Saturday night (March 2).

His next of kin have been informed.

A police spokesman said: “Police are aware of the death of a man in a hotel swimming pool on Vicarage Road, Sidmouth on the evening of Saturday, March 2.

“The man is believed to be a 33-year-old French national; his next of kin have been informed and the relevant embassy has been made aware.

“Whilst this death is not being treated as suspicious.

“Police enquiries on behalf of the coroner are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this death.”

A Christian Guild spokesman confirmed the death of a guest staying at the hotel whilst using the hotel swimming pool.

The spokesman said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the individual who tragically lost his life. The incident is currently a live investigation with the police and local authorities whom we are working with to fully understand the events that took place.

“Whilst this is ongoing, we are unable to provide any further details at present.

“The pool will remain closed until this process is complete.

“Support is being offered for all the staff and especially those on duty at the time of the incident.”

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