IN ENGLISHCivil Guard opens investigation into death of British family in Costa del Sol
When the emergency team of the 112 received a call Tuesday about two in the afternoon, it was a lot. The notice indicated that there were three persons from the same british family killed in a pool a urbanisation of Mijas (Málaga, 80.630 inhabitants). They did not understand what he had been able to occur so that all died due to drowning at the same time. “The circumstances are rare”, said the specialists, who had been warned immediately to Local Police, Emergencies-whose responsible could only certify the three deaths - and a Civil Guard. Now the body of this safety investigates the cause, which remains open for different scenarios.
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Between them, if you have connection with any failure of the wastewater treatment plant of the swimming pool, located in the luxury accommodation Club La Costa World, very close to the municipality of Fuengirola. The manager of the complex rules out any negligence and ensures that the aquatic facility does not have “any problem”.
Between the agents of the Civil Guard went up to the pool on Tuesday were team members of the Special Group for Underwater Activities (GEAS). Their officers found the engines of the sewage treatment plant of the swimming pool, as well as the possible existence of remains of clothing of any of the deceased in the bottom of the same. They also took samples of water for analysis. Your objective is to shed light on what might pass for a 9 year old girl, her brother 16, and his father, 53-died by drowning. The structure has two stairway for exit, as well as four other metal.
Sources said the Club La Costa World have explained that the pool is “in perfect condition”. “This morning [Wednesday] because it was not sealed, it is totally suitable for the bathroom”, have been explained. The spokesperson of the company, Juan José Millán, has ruled out the existence of any negligence and has been pointed out that the investigation must continue its course and that they are working on it. The firm that manages this accommodation has also begun an internal investigation, although they stress that they have focused on to take care of the family of the deceased. The sister of the minors and their mother are being taken care of by a team of psychologists.
To try and know details of what occurred, members of the judicial police of the Guardia Civil have taken a statement made to the people that were in the area on Tuesday noon. The story of the witnesses has allowed to make a brief reconstruction of the events. 13: 30, the girl was taking a bath. When he wanted to leave, could not. Then asked for relief and his older brother jumped into the water to help her, as also did the father. No one could get out of the water and they all died.
The pool has no lifeguard on these dates. In fact, it is very little used by the clients of the estate as they have with another low ceiling. But to hear the screams, several employees took to the water to rescue the bodies. Quickly, applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation and, with the help of the physician of the installation, they used the defibrillators, according to explained sources of the company.
however, there could be life-saving. When services of emergency health arrived, certified the death of the three persons. As have explained to Efe sources of research, one of the workers has also explained that he had problems with leaving the swimming pool.
The family had thought to spend in Mijas a few days of rest in between the 21 and the 28 of December. The wife and mother, as well as a third daughter, also have spoken with the agents of the Guardia Civil to tell what happened. Both were in the estate when the incident occurred, and have need of psychological aid of the Emergency service 112 Andalusia.
Following certification of a physician, the death of the three people turned on the party court and the lifting of the bodies, which were transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine of Malaga to have the autopsy.
"The team is devastated by the tragedy,"
the company that owns The Club La Costa World has been released this Wednesday with a press release in which it stated that "the team of the complex is devastated by the tragedy." "Despite the rapid and professional response of the staff, doctors, and emergency services, nothing could be done to save their lives", they say.
The company notes that the investigation of the Guardia Civil has been found that "the pool meets all of the requirements and regulations in force", which, in his opinion, "would seem to confirm that it was a tragic accident".
"Our main concern remains the care and support of the family, and in this sense, we would appreciate that you respect their privacy," the statement concluded.Updated Date: 26 December 2019, 12:00