British girl drowns in hotel pool

A six-year-old British girl has drowned in a hotel swimming pool on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria.

Megan Thrower was reportedly on a week-long autumn break with her family when the tragedy happened yesterday.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, on October 17.

“We are offering consular assistance to the family

The little girl is understood to have got into difficulties in the water at around midday.

A waiter pulled her from the pool and emergency services were called but were unable to save her, Spanish press reported.

Police were investigating the incident.

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