Little girl drowns in Cyprus swimming pool

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

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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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