Tourists tried to save a 21-year-old Briton who drowned in a hotel pool in Cyprus
Tourists try to save a 21-year-old Briton who drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Cyprus… while ‘unconscious rescuers were too far away to notice’
- The tourist who was on holiday with his parents was found floating in the hotel pool
- The man was pulled from the pool by a guest of the King Evelthon hotel who tried to revive him after lifeguards reportedly failed to respond quickly.
- He was pronounced dead at Paphos Hospital and no foul play is suspected
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Horrified tourists have desperately tried to rescue a Briton who drowned in a hotel swimming pool during a family holiday in Cyprus after rescuers allegedly failed to act quickly.
The 21-year-old, who has not been named, was found unconscious floating in the pool by guests, while lifeguards were reportedly too far away to notice.
The man was pulled from the swimming pool by a guest of the five-star King Evelthon hotel on the west coast of Cyprus at 6pm on Tuesday after being seen motionless in the water.
Guests desperately tried to resuscitate the man with CPR – and rescuers only noticed the victim was unconscious after a performer yelled at them that the man had been dragged out of the pool, a source said. witness to the Sun.
The man was pulled from the pool by a guest of the five-star King Evelthon hotel (file image) on the west coast of Cyprus at 6pm on Tuesday after he was seen motionless in the water.
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The witness, who was at the pool with his family at the time, said: ‘One of the performers ran down the stairs screaming for lifeguards. She had to run ahead of us to reach the rescuers.
“That’s when I saw the man being pulled out of the pool and someone performing CPR.”
Rescuers, who had been seen playing on their phones before the incident, “freaked out” when called into action, the British witness said.
The source added: “My wife is medically trained so I told her to run as she is well trained.”
“The artist told lifeguards that someone had just been pulled from the pool. They looked confused, they were slow, they were dull, it was really, really bad.
“One of them ran back and grabbed the defibrillator and went over there. It’s excruciating.
Rescuers eventually performed CPR on the man and attempted to revive him poolside while waiting for paramedics.
Guests desperately tried to revive the man with CPR – and rescuers only noticed the victim was unconscious after an entertainer yelled at them that the man had been pulled from the pool, said a witness (pool archive image)
The source added: “From where they’re sitting they couldn’t see what’s going on, it’s a good hundred yards away.”
“They were just two guys probably in their early twenties if that and they didn’t seem prepared for the job.”
The man failed to regain consciousness and was rushed by ambulance to Paphos General Hospital.
He was intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit before being pronounced dead at 9pm yesterday.
The man failed to regain consciousness and was rushed by ambulance to Paphos General Hospital (pictured) where he died
Another holidaymaker said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see people desperately trying to revive the man.
She said: “It was really heartbreaking to watch. They worked on him for ages but came to nothing.
“The poor woman who found him is in good condition, bless her.”
The Briton was then on vacation with his parents.
Paphos (pictured) is a town on the south west coast of Cyprus and is a popular tourist resort, particularly in the Kato Paphos area where the family were staying
An autopsy will be performed today to determine the cause of death after the tragic incident.
The police have already ruled out the possibility of any criminal activity.
Paphos is a town on the south west coast of Cyprus and is a popular tourist resort, particularly in the Kato Paphos area where the family were staying.
A Foreign Office spokesperson told The Sun: ‘We are providing consular support to the family of a British national who died in Cyprus.
MailOnline has contacted the King Evelthon Hotel for comment.