Everyone loves going on family holidays. It is perfect for spending time with the family and just getting away from all of the troubles at home. Unfortunately for one British family, their holiday ended in disaster after a 5-year-old girl drowned in a hotel swimming pool. Local police said that the young girl, who is not being named, was seen floating in the hotel swimming pool unconscious.
The police report shows that the family was staying at the Evalena Hotel in Protaras while on their Cyprus holiday. The young girl was seen unconscious in the pool by a fellow holidaymaker. The eyewitness claimed to see her at around 4:15 p.m. Although the police are not sure, they believe that the girl spent around five minutes at the bottom of the pool before being rescued.
Adam Kirk, an official spokesman for the Famagusta Police Department, said that a young girl was seen in a swimming pool unconscious. The girl is from England, and she drowned in the Evalena Hotel in Protaras. Another person that was on holiday was the person who spotted the girl, who was at the bottom of the pool at the time. It was at this point that the tourist jumped in to save the little girl. Despite his heroic efforts, the young girl had already passed away. The parents of the young girl did not see her in the pool. They said that she had been missing for around five minutes.
After the girl was dragged out of the pool, an ambulance was called. Emergency staff rushed the girl to a small private clinic located in Paralimni. The doctors at the clinic were not able to revive her. Despite the fact that the cause of death is believed to be drowning, an autopsy is still going to be carried out. This autopsy will be performed by the Larnaka General Hospital and will help the police rule out any other cause of death.
While police wait for the autopsy to come back, investigators will be looking at the hotels CCTV footage. They will use this footage to make sure that the stories they have heard from the parties involved match up. Their investigation so far has shown that the hotel did not have a lifeguard on duty at the time of the girl’s drowning. That being said, there was a sign posted that informed guests that no lifeguard was on duty. It is unlikely that the hotel will be held reliable for anything that happened. However, the hotel may look into getting a lifeguard due to the events that unfolded this week.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said that they are providing the family with consular assistance and are sorry for the family’s loss. The young girl had been on holiday with her mother, grandparents and a few other relatives.