British woman dies after hotel pool accident while on holiday in Spain

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TRAGIC: The incident occurred in the Puerto Rico area of Gran Canaria Photo Credit: Shutterstock

A BRITISH woman has died after being pulled from a hotel swimming pool while holidaying on one of Spain’s Canary Islands.

She was rescued from the pool but attempts to resuscitate her at the scene, after emergency services arrived, failed.

The tragedy occurred at around 6.30pm yesterday (Monday) at an apartment block in the Puerto Rico area of Gran Canaria.

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The 70-year-old woman is thought to have been holidaying with her husband and is said to have been submerged underwater for several minutes before being lifted out by fellow bathers.

Emergency services on the island have said, “Local Police, Guardia Civil, an ambulance and a doctor were mobilised after we received calls about a woman who had been pulled out of a swimming pool.”

“The medical responders confirmed she was in cardiac arrest when she arrived and made unsuccessful attempts to revive her.”

“She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police took charge of the situation after that until court employees arrived.”

An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances of the woman’s death, however, it is being treated as an accident.

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