Girl dies in Sharm pool accident

Girl dies in Sharm pool accident

A British child has died at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel in Sharm-el-Sheikh.

The child, reported to be a six-year-old girl from south London, died in the hotel’s waterpark on Friday, First Choice confirmed.

The operator said in a statement: "First Choice can sadly confirm that a child has died while staying at the Coral Sea Waterworld hotel in Egypt. The incident occurred in a pool in the hotel's waterpark.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this extremely difficult time. The British Consulate were immediately informed and they are now working with our dedicated resort team in Egypt, to offer every assistance possible to the family in resort.

"In partnership with the hotelier, our resort team are working to understand how the incident occurred, and we will be carrying out a full and thorough investigation.

"At this time our priority is to provide support to the family."

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