According to reports from St. Annes, a mother has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder after her 3-year-old daughter drowned in the pool at Dalmeny Hotel. The young girl was pulled from the pool, which is near Blackpool, and was rushed to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Reports suggest that the little girl was in critical condition when she left the hotel and died at the hospital.
The owner of the hotel, Chris Webb, said that other guests at saw what happened in the pool. These guests have already given their statements to the police. Two different guests tried their best to revive the little girl before the paramedics arrived on the scene. According to police reports, the young girl’s mother was in the pool at the time of the drowning.
After receiving eyewitness reports, the 40-year-old mother was taken into police custody on suspicion of murder. They also took her into custody on child neglect charges. She has not made bail and remains in police custody. The woman is from Galashiels, Scotland.
One of the witnesses was Carole Greenwood. She said that she is a qualified lifeguard and tried to rescue the little girl as soon as she could. Kids in the pool have to be watched by their parents all the time. It really isn’t necessary to have lifeguards on duty all the time. They are there to prevent accidents, but parents have to take some responsibility for their actions.
Greenwood added that all parents need to be completely aware if their children cannot swim. When they are that young, none of them can swim well enough to be left on their own. She was simply devastated about what happened to the small child.
Nick Connaughton, the detective on scene, said that this is simply a tragic situation, which is the case any time a young girl loses her life. They are treating the death of this little girl as suspicious. They want to find out how the kid came into “difficulties” while swimming in the pool. They want to know what the mother was doing at the time and what she could have done to prevent it. Right now, it’s still far too early to comment any further on the case.