Family of Chloe Johnson criticise Egypt pool tragedy response

Chloe and her father Tony Johnson. Credit: Family Handout

The family of a five-year-old British girl who drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt said today they are angry and hurt that more was not done to save her.

Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill in south east London had been staying at the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel in Sharm el Sheikh on Friday.

Speaking to ITV News, Chloe's grandparents, April and Gordon said they couldn't understand why there weren't lifeguards on duty who could have pulled her from the water.

Ms Johnson claimed that her son and two holidaymakers had tried to resuscitate Chloe without assistance from hotel staff.

ITV News Correspondent Martha Fairlie reports:

The father of Chloe, Tony Johnson told ITV News described Chloe as a "lovely girl, who made friends. She loved it here".

He claimed that the lifeguards were "standing at the shallow end, talking".

Travel company First Choice has said it was working together with the hotel to find out what had happened to Chloe. A spokeswoman said:

The general manager of the Egyptian resort has said that the Egyptian police and district attorney are working along with the hotel into the investigation. Ashraf Khalil said:

He added that the hotel is working with First Choice, flying in investigators from the UK today.