26 Dec, 2019 @ 10:54
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Swimming cap of girl found in pumping system of Costa del Sol pool which claimed lives of three British-American family members

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SCENE: Pool where three family members drowned (GOOGLE MAPS)
Swimming Pool
SCENE: Pool where three family members drowned (GOOGLE MAPS)

INVESTIGATORS probing the death of three family members in a resort swimming pool have discovered a swimming cap  in the pumping system. 

The cap is believed to belong to the nine-year-old British girl, who drowned at the Club La Costa Resort pool in Fuengirola at around 1.30pm on Christmas Eve.

Her American brother, 16, and father, 52, also perished after jumping in to try and save her.

Guardia Civil told the Olive Press this morning that the investigation ‘remains open’ but according to Diario Sur, there is speculation that suction problems turned the pool into a death trap.

The freak event is feared to have prevented the brother, identified only as P.E.O.D, and the father, as G.O.D, from resurfacing.

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SCENE: Van arrives to collect the bodies from Club La Costa resort

The girl, known only as C.O.A.D, is believed to have previously been swimming with her 12-year-old sister when she came into trouble.

The sister – previously reported as being a brother – is thought to have first raised the alarm with the mother.

Autopsies have confirmed that the three died from drowning but how exactly they perished remains a mystery.

It comes after the resort claimed its pool was given the all clear by investigators yesterday, saying there were ‘no concerns.’

According to the Sun, it has been claimed the family could have died due to a temporary suction problem caused by a freak event which could not have been foreseen by resort bosses.

More to follow..

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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