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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.
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.
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.
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.