British girl, four, dies after falling into hotel swimming pool on holiday in Egypt

A BRITISH girl of four has drowned in a hotel pool in Egypt.

Skia Watson is thought to have slipped and banged her head before falling into the water.

Mum Elisha with little Skia

Family members lost sight of her momentarily before a lifeguard dived in to pull her out. She was given CPR by the pool but to no avail.

Her family have blamed the resort saying there was only one lifeguard patrolling the huge pool area and that he had no first aid skills.

Skia and her sister Lystasia, 11, were on holiday with relatives at Seagull Beach Resort in Hurghada.

A witness reported that a family member said: “We lost sight of Skia for just a moment or two before she fell in but the lifeguard never saw her until it was too late.”

The relative reportedly claimed that the guard panicked, running with Skia in his arms before someone else stepped in to give CPR.

But the manager of the four-star hotel on the shores of the Red Sea denied any responsibility.

He said: “It happened because the little girl was not being watched.”

It comes a year after five-year-old Theo Treharne-Jones drowned in a tragic pool accident while on holiday with his family in Kos after wandering off.

Last month Paul Surtees found his wife dead in a hotel pool on the African island of Cape Verde after she left the bar to go to the toilet.

Her cause of death is yet to be identified.

Skia died after an accident in a hotel pool
Her family have blamed the resort



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