Woman, 19, dies after diving into shallow end of Casino pool

UPDATE 10.20am: Richmond Valley Council has expressed its condolences to the family and friends of the 19-year-old woman died after diving into the Casino Memorial Pool on Saturday night.

According to police the woman and two friends broke into the pool about 11pm.

Council's General Manager John Walker said the pool fence and gates were fully compliant for safety and also had three rows of barbed wire above the fence to act as a further deterrent.

Mr Walker said the fence and gates were regularly inspected for compliance.

He said night lighting at the pool was working and signs warning of the pool depth and no diving were in place.

"The death appears to have been just a tragic accident," he said.

UPDATE 8.50pm: POLICE media is reporting a young woman critically injured when she dived into the shallow end of the Casino Memorial Pool has passed away.

The woman, 19, passed away at Lismore Base Hospital after diving into the shallow end of the pool and hitting her head after entering the pool with two other people late Saturday night.

The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Lismore Base, where she passed away yesterday.

Today (Sunday 27 October 2013), the woman died in hospital.

The Sydney Morning Herald has identified the young woman as being named Christina

ORIGINAL REPORT: A 19-YEAR-OLD woman is in a critical condition after diving into the shallow end of Casino Memorial Pool on Saturday evening.

Police, Casino Rescue Squad and Ambulance crews were called at approximately 11pm to find the woman's two friends were performing CPR.

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