During Christmas, many Western families choose to go on vacation and celebrate the holidays, but some are caught in the tragedy of losing their families. The Daily Mail reported on December 26 that Olubunmi Diya, a 49-year-old British woman (pictured above right), followed her 52-year-old husband Gabriel Diya (left) with her three children to a high-end beachfront hotel in Spain, but now only her 14-year-old eldest daughter is left to rely on her.
The accident happened on the night of Christmas Eve. Gabriel’s youngest daughter, Comfort Diya (pictured above), offered to swim, and he readily agreed. After Comfort entered the water, there was no water ventilation for a long time, and there were strange splashes on the surface of the water.
Comfortford’s 16-year-old brother first noticed the abnormality, and he immediately jumped into the water to help his sister, only to find that there was nothing he could do. Gabriel saw that the two children were in danger and also rushed into the water, but fell into the same dilemma as his son.
Other residents immediately sought help from staff when they found out. When the three were fished out of the water, they had already returned to the sky. Orubonimi and her eldest daughter came to the pool, only to see the cold remains of their family.
What kind of swimming pool is it that engulfs a 16-year-old boy and a grown man one after another? Even hotel staff in charge of salvaging the remains told reporters that he had difficulty getting out of the water and seemed to be held back by some force. Police opened an investigation into the pool and found the girl’s swimming cap in the pump. However, they don’t think there’s a problem with the pool.
Before Comfortford’s accident, he and his sister had swam in the pool. The doctor examined the girl’s physical condition and there were no abnormalities. Comfort, along with his father and brother, had no injuries or signs of poisoning. At the time of the initial results given by the doctor, the three drowned in the pool.
Whatever the cause of this surprise, there are some questions worth considering. First of all, swimming in shallow water can also lead to drowning, parents should accompany their children or help their children with safety measures. Second, incorrect rescue can put both sides at risk. The Daily Mail said that Gabriel and his son are “dry ducks” and are not as water-friendly as their 9-year-old daughter. In this case, choosing to go into the water to rescue is pure concern and chaos. Finally, the hotel should arrange for lifeguards to observe the pool.
At present, the hotel involved is still operating normally, and the swimming pool has also reopened for use.