8 year old drowns at holiday park

An 8 year old child has drowned at a holiday park in North Wales.

North Wales Police say they were called to the Tallacre Holiday Park in Flintshire on Saturday afternoon after reports that a child had drowned in the swimming pool there.

The eight-year-old girl from the West Midlands was on holiday with her family at the popular holiday park.

She was flown by air ambulance to the Glan Clywd Hospital where she passed away just before 5pm Saturday afternoon.

North Wales Police say they're not treating the girls death as suspicious, and the Health and Safety Executive and the North East Wales Coroner are now investigating.

The pool at Talacre Beach Caravan and Leisure Park in Station Road was closed today (Sunday) with a sign on the entrance apologising for any inconvenience.

The park's brochure advises that all children aged eight years and under who use the indoor heated pool "must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult swimmer over the age of 16 years at all times''.

According to its website, the park has won numerous tourism awards including accolades from the Wales Tourist Board, Wales in Bloom and the David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation.

It states: "Talacre Beach static caravan holiday homes offer a haven amongst well-tended grounds and tree-lined avenues away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

"With a vast range of superb indoor facilities and activities it is the perfect family retreat.

"Parents and grandparents can relax whilst children enjoy fun filled weather-proof days.''


James McAllister Deputy Managing Director of Talacre Beach Caravan Sales says:

'At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the little girl who tragically lost her life on Saturday.  At this very difficult time we are doing everything we can to assist the authorities with their enquiries into this tragic accident.'