Girl’s death at holiday resort in Egypt under investigation
The girl and her family, from Forest Hill in South London, had been staying at the waterpark resort on their first ever holiday abroad together when the fatal accident took place on Friday.
She had been playing in one of the pools when another holidaymaker, not connected to the family, ran over to her parents with her unconscious in his arms.
The young girl’s father, and other holidaymakers including a doctor and a nurse, tried to resuscitate her, but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
According to the girl’s grandmother, her son was then left to carry his daughter’s body to their hotel room, where the family waited four hours before an ambulance arrived.
She states, “My questions are – why weren’t the ambulance there straightaway and where were the lifeguards?
“If the lifeguards had been around the pool and pulled her out and resuscitated her, we would still have her today. I want answers.”
First Choice has said its thoughts and condolences are with the family and has explained that the British Consulate worked with the resort team to help provide support. The girl’s parents have since travelled back to the UK.
The family might choose to make a claim against the tour operator, if it is found liable for the tragic death of the five-year-old.
Investigations into the fatal holiday accident are still being carried out.