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'Two lifeguards arrested after girl drowned in Egypt'

It is being reported that two lifeguards have been arrested at the Egyptian holiday resort where five year-old Chloe Johnson died on Friday.

Chloe from Forest Hill drowned in a swimming pool while on holiday at the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Her parents have claimed that no life guards were present when she died.

'No lifeguards' at hotel pool where child drowned

The parents of a British five-year-old who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt claim there were no lifeguards on hand when the tragedy happened.

Chloe Johnson, from Forest Hill in south east London, died in a waterpark at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on Friday.

Her parents Sarah Thompson and Tony Johnson told ITV's Daybreak: "There were no lifeguards there, at the pool she was found in, there was no one there. There were supposed to be two manned at the top."


Tributes paid to British girl drowned in Egypt

Chloe Johnson Credit: ITV London

The headteacher of the school attended by a British five-year-old who drowned to death in a hotel pool in Egypt has paid tribute to her, saying she was "artistic and creative, always trying her best".

Andy Mathieson, headteacher of Kelvin Grove Primary School in Sydenham, south east London, said: "The whole school community is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Chloe Johnson and our thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends at this difficult time.

"She was well-liked by all the other children and had made many friends at Kelvin Grove. She is a huge loss to our school".


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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.

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.

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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