Girl, 7, fighting for life after nearly drowning in Majorca hotel pool

Girl, 7, fighting for life after being rescued from Majorca hotel pool

The girl was rushed to hospital from the HYB Eurocalas Hotel (Picture: Hyb Eurocalas)

A seven-year-old girl is critically ill in hospital after nearly drowning in her hotel pool while on holiday with her family in Majorca.

She was rushed to an intensive care unit after lifeguards spotted her motionless at the bottom of the pool at the four-star HYB Eurocalas Hotel in the east coast resort of Calas de Mallorcaz.

Spanish police helped clear the roads towards Palma so she could get to the Son Espases Hospital as quickly as possible.

Early reports described the child as British but well-placed hospital sources say she is Irish.

The alarm was raised shortly after 3.30pm on Monday.

A spokeswoman for a regional government-run emergency coordination centre said: ‘We took a call around 3.40pm yesterday to say lifeguards had spotted a young girl lying motionless on the bottom of the pool and dived in to rescue her.

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

‘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.’

No-one from the HYB Eurocalas Hotel, an hour’s drive from Palma and near to the Caves of Drach which is one of Majorca’s top tourist attractions, was available for comment this morning.

On June 5, six-year-old Corey Aughey from north Belfast died in hospital after falling into the swimming pool of the hotel where he was staying with his family in the Majorcan resort of Sa Coma near the Love Island villa.

Last month, a British toddler drowned in a swimming pool accident on the Costa Blanca.

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Source:: Metro News

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