A woman died this morning after she was found unconscious in the swimming pool at the DW Fitness Centre in St Helens.
Police confirmed that emergency services were called to the Ravenhead Retail Park leisure club at about 10.25am.
Paramedics took the 61-year-old woman to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Her next of kin have been informed but she is yet to be formally identified.
A post mortem is set to take place to establish the cause of death.
A police spokesman said: “At this time the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”