Little girl drowns in Cyprus swimming pool

A young girl from the North East reportedly drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Cyprus.

Young girls death in Cyprus swimming pool was not suspicious, say local police

Police officers in Cyprus have said that the death of a five-year-old girl in a hotel swimming pool was not suspicious.

The swimming pool at the Evalena Hotel in Protaras does not have a lifeguard but it does have warning signs.

Nathan Morley, a journalist currently based in the area, told ITV News Tyne Tees what happened.

She was discovered by a tourist… He jumped in apparently and pulled her out. She was rushed to a local private clinic where she was pronounced dead. We understand the mother… has been getting assistance from the British authorities… I understand she was in a state of shock for several days.

Cyprus is a country where there are swimming pools literally everywhere in most properties. Every hotel, every apartment block has a swimming pool and with temperatures this week at around 39 or 40 degrees that’s where most people are."

– Nathan Morley, local journalist

Five-year-old girl drowns in Cyprus swimming pool

The Evalena Hotel in Cyprus. Credit: Famagusta Gazette
The five-year-old drowned in the hotel swimming pool. Credit: Famagusta Gazette

A five-year-old girl has drowned in a swimming pool in a hotel in Cyprus. She has not been officially named but she is believed to be from the Darlington area.

It happened at around 4pm on Monday 16 June. The family had only arrived in Cyprus a few hours earlier. They were staying at the Evalena Hotel in the popular tourist resort of Protaras.

Nathan Morley, a journalist based in Cyprus, told ITV News Tyne Tees: “Every hotel, every apartment block has a swimming pool and with temperatures this week at around 39 or 40 degrees that’s where most people are.”

The hotel’s pool did not have a lifeguard but it did have warning signs. Local police investigated the incident and found that no one was to blame.

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Little girl drowns in Cyprus swimming pool

The family were staying at the Evalena Hotel in Cyprus. Credit: Famagusta Gazette
The family are thought to have links to Darlington and County Durham. Credit: Famagusta Gazette
Local police believe the girl's death was a tragic accident. Credit: Famagusta Gazette
The girl died at a hotel in Protaras, a popular Cypriot holiday resort. Credit: Famagusta Gazette

Police in Cyprus believe the death of a five-year-old girl in a local holiday resort was a tragic accident.

The youngster drowned in a swimming pool in Protaras on Monday. She was staying at the Evalena Hotel apartments with her family, who are thought to have links with Darlington and County Durham.

Police launched an investigation, according to reports in the resort, but they will not be taking any further action.

Little girl believed drowned on holiday

A young girl from the North East reportedly drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Cyprus.

The girl - who is yet to be named - is understood to be from the Darlington area.

It has been reported that the youngster died in a swimming pool in holiday accommodation in the resort of Protaras in Cyprus.

She is thought to have been on a family holiday.