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Family devastated by Chloe's death at holiday resort

Chloe and her father Tony Johnson Credit: Family handout

The family of a 5 year old British girl Chloe Johnston who died while on holiday in Egypt say they are "devastated" at their loss - and are demanding to why more wasn't done by lifeguards to help save her life. Chloe drowned in a swimming pool at the Carol Sea resort in Sharm El Sheikh.

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UK investigators flying out to probe Egypt pool death

The general manager of the Egyptian resort Coral Sea Waterworld, where a 5-year-old British girl drowned in the hotel's pool, has said that the Egyptian police and district attorney are working along with the hotel into the investigation. Ashraf Khalil said:

We are also, in collaboration with First Choice, flying in investigators from the UK today. We want to see the facts and the most important fact here is that our hearts and souls are with the family and with little Chloe.

We have moved them from the scene of the hotel so they can at least not be in premises where the accident happened. We are taking care of them so they are not bothered in this time of grief and we wish to express our deepest condolences to them.

We are sorry this has happened. When the investigation concludes we will be able to give answers.

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First Choice to carry out pool tragedy investigation

Travel company First Choice. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA

Travel company First Choice has said it was working together with the hotel to find out what had happened to a five-year-old British girl who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt.

A spokeswoman said: "First Choice is currently carrying out a full investigation with the hotelier and resort team to understand how the incident occurred.

"At this time we are unable to speculate or comment further. Our priority is to provide support to the family at this extremely difficult time."

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Statement from First Choice

Tour operator First Choice have issued another statement concerning the death of five-year-old Chloe Johnson.

Chloe, from Forest Hill in South London, was on holiday with her family in Egypt.

She died in a water park at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this extremely difficult time. The British Consulate were immediately informed and they are now working with our dedicated resort team in Egypt, to offer every assistance possible to the family in resort.

In partnership with the hotelier, our resort team are working to understand how the incident occurred, and we will be carrying out a full and thorough investigation. At this time our priority is to provide support to the family."

– Statement from First Choice

Family were staying at the Coral Sea Waterworld

Tour operator First Choice say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Chloe's death.

In a statement they said:

"First Choice can sadly confirm that a child has died while staying at the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel in Egypt. The incident occurred in a pool in the hotel's waterpark.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this extremely difficult time. The British Consulate were immediately informed and they are now working with our dedicated resort team in Egypt, to offer every assistance possible to the family in resort."

Five-year-old drowns in hotel waterpark in Egypt

Chloe Johnson

ITV News London understands that a five-year-old girl has drowned at a hotel waterpark in Egypt, while on holiday with her family.

Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill had been staying at the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel in Sharm el Sheik.

Tour operator First Choice have said that they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Chloe's death.

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Luxor crash victims were ‘creative and sensitive’

Zsi Gyetvai and Joe Bampton were amongst the 19 people tragically killed. Credit: Foreign and Commonwealth Office/PA

The mother of Joe Bampton, who died in the Luxor hot air balloon crash with his girlfriend Zsi Gyetvai, has described the pair as “wonderfully creative and sensitive individuals”.

In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Maureen Bampton said: “I would like to thank everyone for their messages of condolence, cards and flowers following the tragic deaths of my son Joe Bampton and his girlfriend Zsi Gyetvai in Egypt on Tuesday.

“My son and Zsi were wonderfully creative and sensitive individuals who lived life to the full and enjoyed being in Clapham Common with their dog Ollie.

“Joe and Zsi will be sadly missed by their families, and work colleagues and their many, many good friends.”

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