Six-year-old British girl is pulled from Tenerife hotel pool and rushed to hospital 50


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A six-year-old British girl was pulled from a hotel pool in Tenerife, Spain 50 minutes after a lifeguard had clocked off, according to reports. 

Local police have launched an investigation into the incident at Granada Park Aparthotel last week.

The horror unfolded on May 9 at around 6.50pm in Los Cristianos, on the southwest coast of Tenerife.

Investigators are now working to establish where the young girl’s parents were at the time, and why there was no lifeguard present at the pool, local reports said.

Emergency services received a call requesting medical assistance for the girl who had been rescued from the pool by several other guests and staff.

The incident occurred on May 9 at around 6.50pm at the Granada Park Aparthotel pool in Los Cristianos (pictured), on the southwest coast of Tenerife

The incident occurred on May 9 at around 6.50pm at the Granada Park Aparthotel pool in Los Cristianos (pictured), on the southwest coast of Tenerife

According to Canarian Weekly, the girl was conscious and very scared when a nearby police unit arrived at the scene.

The girl appeared to be drowning when rescuers stepped in to pull her from the pool.

The rescuers are reported to have performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the girl as soon as she was pulled from the water. 

Police said that ‘within moments’, two motorcyclists and two patrol vehicles arrived at the scene, along with a doctor and a first aider. 

Ambulances then took the girl to a nearby medical centre. 

There, she was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia, which is caused by someone inhaling liquid into their respiratory tract of lungs.

Hospital staff were able to stabilise her, but due to the severity of her condition, she has since been transferred to a paediatric emergency department at a university hospital.

Her current condition is unknown. 

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