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Toddler's death caused by drowning

Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A post mortem examination has revealed that a three-year-old girl who died after she was pulled from a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire drowned.

The girl, who is from Galashiels in the Scottish borders, was believed to be on holiday with her parents at the Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes.

A 40-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect remains on bail.


Police say death of three year old 'unexplained'

Police in Blackpool say they're continuing their investigations into the death of a three year old girl at a hotel pool. Officers were called by the Ambulance service at around 11am yesterday morning after reports of a child drowning in a swimming pool at the Dalmeny Hotel on South Promenade in St Annes.

We are treating this tragic incident as an unexplained death and are continuing to investigate just how the child has come into difficulties in the pool. Our thoughts remain with the child's family at this sad time.

– Detective Chief Inspector, Dean Holden

A 40 year old woman from Galashiels remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect. The child, a three year old girl on holiday from Galashiels was removed from the water by a member of the public who jumped in to help along with a member of staff from the hotel.


Woman dived in to try and save toddler

The pool at the Dalmeny Hotel, Blackpool Credit: © 2014 Dalmeny Hotel

A member of the public who was using the hotels facilities rescued the girl from the pool. Carole Greenwood from At Annes, a trained lifesaver, came out of the changing rooms and saw the girl lying on the floor of the pool. She dived in and brought the girl out. She says she managed to resuscitate her before the emergency services arrived.

No comment from owners of Blackpool Hotel after toddler death

Dalmeny Hotel, Blackpool Credit: ITV Granada

The owners of the 100 room Dalmeny Hotel have so far declined to comment although its understood their PR representatives are on their way to the hotel. Detectives say its a tragic situation.

"This is a tragic situation where a young girl has lost her fight for life following an incident at a swimming pool in a hotel in St Annes.

"We are now treating this sad death as suspicious and are investigating just how the child has come into difficulties in the pool."

– Detective Inspector Nick Connaughton, Blackpool CID
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Woman arrested over toddler pool death

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a three-year-old girl drowned in a hotel swimming pool in St Anne's, Lancashire.

The child, who was believed to have been staying at the seaside hotel with her parents, got into difficulty in the water at the Dalmeny Hotel, in St Annes, near Blackpool, at around 11am yesterday.

She was initially pulled from the water and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, but after being transported to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in a critical condition, the girl, from Galashiels, Scotland, died at around 8pm yesterday.

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