Five-year-old drowns at Red Sea resort

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Chloe Johnson, from Forest Hill in south east London, died in a waterpark at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday. Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular tourist destination for its diving, beaches and nightlife. Picture:

CAIRO - A senior Egyptian prosecutor said a five-year-old British girl has drowned in pool at a Red Sea resort.

Chloe Johnson, from Forest Hill in south east London, died in a waterpark at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday.

Speaking to Sky News, her grandmother, April Johnson, claimed that her son and two holidaymakers had tried to resuscitate her.

She said lifeguards had not been on hand and also claimed that an ambulance had taken four hours to arrive.

"Where were the lifeguards? Even if they didn't see her when she was pulled out of the pool, why did they not come forward and start resuscitation? Why was it left to other people?" she said.

The hotel official, who obtained an initial police report on the accident, however reportedly said a lifeguard on duty at the resort in Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday was unable to resuscitate the girl.

He said prosecutors were reviewing the safety measures at the hotel.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to brief the media.

Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular tourist destination for its diving, beaches and nightlife.

-eNCA

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