Merry Christmas! Ready for the feel good story of the season? I know you are. Daddy is here to give you what you crave.
“The swimming cap of the 9-year-old girl who drowned along with her dad and brother at a Costa del Sol resort has been found inside the pool’s pump system – suggesting that the three family members were sucked to their deaths, according to a report.
The Christmas Eve tragedy at the Club La Costa World in Las Lagunas de Mijas near Málaga unfolded when the British girl got into difficulties while swimming in the pool with her 12-year-old sister.
Her 62-year-old father and 16-year-old brother tried to save her but also drowned after going under, officials have said.
The discovery of the swimming cap by police divers comes amid speculation that suction problems turned the pool into a death trap, according to local newspaper Diario Sur.
A pool expert quoted by the paper described as “very remote,” but not impossible, a situation in which drains at the bottom of a pool floor could suck people underwater if skimmers and other cleaners malfunctioned.
Local media reports say a resort worker went into the water to recover the bodies has said he also had experienced difficulties reaching returning to the surface.
“We are carrying out multiple lines of inquiry, including looking at the swimming pool pumps,” a source at the Civil Guard told The Times of London.
Man, that sucks. The good news is, thanks to this story I already have half a screen play for a horror film about a killer pool written in my head.
Link in case you want all the sad details