Brockwell Lido temporarily closed after little girl came close to drowning

News Desk (21 July, 2016) Health

It is claimed a young girl was dragged out of the pool after she started drowning amongst large groups of people

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Brockwell Lido was temporarily closed on Wednesday morning after a “serious incident”, with witnesses claiming a young girl was taken to hospital after being rescued from the pool.

A young girl was dragged out of the pool after she started drowning amongst large groups of people swimming, although this has not been officially confirmed.

The mother jumped into the pool fully clothed to rescue the struggling girl just after 10am, with an ambulance attending to take her to hospital.

A witness, who did not want to be named, said: “I was laying by the pool and saw her mum and a chap sitting by the pool with towels. There was a rowdy group of kids arriving at the pool.

“The young girl’s mum suddenly jumped in with her clothes on and dragged the girl out of the pool. There was no tannoy speaker there to ask if anyone was a doctor or a nurse.

“The mother was standing there not knowing what to do. Someone eventually arrived and did something to her. It may have been CPR. People kept running up and running away and an ambulance took her away. The whole thing lasted about twenty minutes.”

The lido was said to have closed temporarily before reopening. London Ambulance Service was contacted by the News for more information. Neither Lambeth Council, or Fusion Lifestyle, which runs the pool for Lambeth, were available for comment.

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