schoolgirl who died at a water park simply days earlier than her twelfth birthday was “left to drown”, her grieving father has mentioned.
Kyra Hill, 11, tragically died at Liquid Leisure water park in Datchet, Berkshire on August 6 after entering into problem within the water whereas attending a celebration.
The teen had goals of enjoying for the Manchester United’s ladies’s soccer facet earlier than the tragedy.
Talking to Sky Information, her father Leonard Hill mentioned: “I’m 100% positive Kyra might have been saved if Liquid Leisure and the workers had acted sooner and extra urgently.”
Mr Hill described his daughter as “one among my besties” with whom he had an “unbreakbale bond”.
He claimed workers on the attraction have been gradual to answer the emergency. “They’ve ripped one among my closest individuals in life away from me as a result of they haven’t acted in urgency,” he mentioned.
“They hadn’t sounded the alarm with urgency, they didn’t name the emergency companies in a quick sufficient time.”
The Normal has contacted Liquid Leisure for remark.
However a spokesperson instructed the broadcaster that the corporate was “heartbroken by the tragic incident” and “our ideas stay with the household and people affected”.
It added that it was working intently with the related authorities on their investigations, that means it was restricted in what it might say.
Mr Hill, a father-of-three, mentioned his daughter was present in the identical space of water that she went down in, questioning if the emergency companies have been referred to as rapidly sufficient.
“I’d say she was left to drown,” he mentioned. “As a result of there isn’t any means she will have gone down in that very same physique of water and it’s taken you over half-hour to contact the emergency companies.
“She had an opportunity. However lack of urgency, lack of curiosity, lack of motion, is the rationale why my daughter is now not right here immediately.”
Thames Valley Police has beforehand mentioned Kyra’s dying was not being handled as suspicious and a file was being ready for the coroner.
Nonetheless, the centre has been instructed it can’t re-open but by its native council on well being and security grounds till it could possibly present motion to forestall threat of drowning.
Liquid Leisure mentioned its web site in Datchet “has been working for over 20 years and has welcomed a whole bunch of hundreds of holiday makers throughout that point”.
“Nothing is extra essential to us than the security of our guests,” it instructed Sky Information.
“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.”