Monday, July 15, 2019

British girl, 4, drowns in Egypt hotel pool while on holiday with family

A four-year-old British girl drowned in a swimming pool while she was on holiday with her family in Egypt. It is thought that Skia Watson slipped and banged her head before falling into the water.

The tragedy happened as the young girl, from Bristol, was briefly out of her family's sight at the Seagull Beach Resort in the Red Sea town of Hurghada.

A lifeguard dived into the pool and pulled Skia out of the water, and she was given CPR in front of holidaymakers.

The girl could not be revived despite efforts to save her. Her family have now hit out at the resort. They claim there was only one lifeguard patrolling a large pool.

The family also claim the lifeguard had no first aid skills. A manager for the hotel has claimed that the girl was "not being watched", it was reported.