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British girl drowns in Cyprus hotel swimming pool

A five-year-old British girl has drowned in a swimming pool in Cyprus. Police said the child died yesterday afternoon at the Evalena Hotel in Protaras on the southeastern coast of the island.

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Tourist battled to save drowned British girl

Police in Cyprus said a tourist battled to save a five-year-old British girl who was found drowned in a hotel swimming pool.

Adam Kirk, a spokesman for Famagusta police, said:

At about 4.15pm on Monday afternoon a five-year-old girl from England was found drowned in the pool of a hotel in Protaras.

A tourist saw the child in the bottom of the pool. He dived in and took her out but it was already too late.

It seems that the parents had not seen the child. She was in the bottom of the pool for around five minutes.

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