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23rd Jun 2022

7-year-old Irish girl dies after incident in Spanish hotel pool

Trine Jensen-Burke

The incident occurred earlier this week.

An Irish seven-year-old has died in a hospital in Palma, Mallorca two days after being pulled from the pool at the hotel she was staying in with her family.

According to the Irish Independent, sources at the Son Espases Hospital have confirmed that the girl passed away yesterday afternoon, after being rushed to the hospital “in a critical condition” on Monday afternoon.

The little girl was found lifeless in the hotel pool at the HYB Eurocalas Hotel in the resort of Calas de Mallorca, and a routine police investigation into the incident is ongoing.

“We took a call around 3.40pm on Monday to say lifeguards had spotted a young girl lying motionless on the bottom of the pool and dived in to rescue her,” a spokeswoman for a regional government-run emergency coordination centre said in a statement Tuesday.

“They performed CPR on her after pulling her out of the water because she had gone into cardiac arrest.”

The statement continued:

“Paramedics continued to try to revive her after reaching the scene and got her breathing again in the back of the ambulance. She was taken to Son Espases Hospital.”

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said: “The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case and providing all possible consular assistance. As with all consular cases, the Department does not comment on the details of any specific case.”

The girl’s tragic passing yesterday follows the death of six-year-old Corey Aughey from north Belfast, who died in hospital on June 5th, after falling into the swimming pool of a hotel in the Majorcan resort of Sa Coma.