Schoolgirl, 7, dies after being pulled motionless from hotel pool

A schoolgirl has died in hospital two days after being pulled from her Majorcan hotel pool.

The Irish girl, seven, was on holiday in the island capital Palma when she was pulled motionless from the water and rushed to an intensive care unit.

An investigation was launched after the girl was pulled from the water at the four-star HYB Eurocalas Hotel in the east coast resort of Calas de Mallorca is ongoing.

The youngster was rushed to hospital “in a critical condition” on Monday afternoon with police clearing a path for her ambulance so she could get there as quickly as possible.

A spokeswoman for a regional government-run emergency coordination centre had said yesterday: “We took a call around 3.40pm yesterday/on Monday 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.”

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