Kyra Hill: Grieving father says 11-year-old was ‘left to drown’ at water park

Kyra Hill: Grieving father says 11-year-old was ‘left to drown’ at water park


he grieving father of a woman who died in a water park has mentioned she was “left to drown” by employees who he believes didn’t act shortly sufficient.

Kyra Hill, 11, died after attending a celebration at Liquid Leisure close to Windsor, Berkshire, on August 6.

Emergency providers had been known as at 3.55pm and Kyra was discovered simply after 5.10pm and rushed to Wexham Park Hospital the place she died.

A closed Liquid Leisure, close to Windsor, Berkshire (Jonathan Brady/PA) / PA Wire

Her father Leonard Hill mentioned his household has been “ripped to items” by the incident and he’s “100% certain Kyra might have been saved” if employees on the water park had “acted sooner and extra urgently”.

Talking on Sky Information, he mentioned: “I really feel actually, actually let down.

“I’m so unhappy that she’s gone, as a result of me and her have an unbreakable bond, we’re that tight.

“They’ve ripped considered one of my closest individuals to me in life away from me as a result of they haven’t acted in urgency.”

Mr Hill beforehand informed the PA information company that Kyra had not been enjoying on inflatables and was swimming within the space designated for swimming.

He informed Sky this was a nine-by-12 metre pool the place she was discovered.

Flowers left for Kyra Hill exterior Liquid Leisure (Andrew Matthews/PA) / PA Wire

“I might say she was left to drown, as a result of there’s no method she might have gone down in that very same physique of water and it’s taken you over half-hour to contact the emergency providers,” he mentioned.

“She had an opportunity, however lack of urgency, lack of curiosity, lack of motion is the rationale why my daughter is not right here at the moment.”

Mr Hill mentioned Kyra’s youthful brother “asks about his sister every single day” whereas her sister feels “reduce up” to have misplaced “her greatest good friend”.

He added that Liquid Leisure has not reached out to his household following the incident, regardless of repeated makes an attempt by himself and Kyra’s mom to contact them.

Liquid Leisure mentioned: “Everybody at Liquid Leisure is heartbroken by the tragic incident on August 6 and our ideas stay with the household and all these affected.

“We have now been working carefully with the varied authorities to help the continued investigation. Consequently, we’re restricted in what we will say concerning the incident itself at this stage.

“We are able to verify that the incident happened within the designated swimming space of our lake, which at all times has a completely educated Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) lifeguard on responsibility.

“Liquid Leisure Windsor has been working for over 20 years and has welcomed a whole bunch of hundreds of holiday makers throughout that point. Nothing is extra necessary to us than the protection of our guests.

“We need to reiterate our deepest sympathies to the household and all these impacted by this tragedy, and can present additional updates after we can.”

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