Four-year-old girl drowns in Egypt hotel’s swimming pool

Family hits out at hotel property, claims lifeguard didn’t spot child until it was too late

Image used for illustrative purpose only
Image used for illustrative purpose only

A four-year-old British girl, Skia Watson, has drowned in a swimming pool at a beach resort in Egypt.

According to reports, the child slipped and hit her head in the pool while on holiday at the Seagull Beach Resort in Hurghada, south of Cairo.

The Dailymail reported that a lifeguard jumped into the pool and got her out, despite giving her CPR she couldn’t be revived.

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Family hits out at hotel

Skia was on holiday with her sister, mother, cousin and her aunt at the four-star resort. 

Her mother Elisha Williams has hit out at the hotel claiming there was just one guard manning the large pool and that he wasn’t well trained in first aid.

She told the Sun that they had lost track of the child for “just a moment or two” before she fell into the pool.

She claims that the lifeguard never saw Skia until it was late.

However, the hotel manager denied the allegation and said that it happened because the four-year-old wasn’t being watched, Dailymail reported.

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