12-year-old girl dies after being sucked into swimming pool pump

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There was 'no lifeguard was on duty' at the hotel.

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Published: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 2:27 PM

Last updated: Sat 31 Aug 2019, 8:52 AM

A 12-year-old Russian girl died a tragic death after being sucked into swimming pool pump while holidaying with family in Turkey.
Alisa Adamova, from St Petersburg, was trapped underwater for almost 15 minutes after her arm got sucked into a holiday hotel swimming pool pumping device. Her father as well as seven other holiday-makers desperately tried to save Alisa from drowning but had to break part of the pump to free her arm.  
According to reports in Daily Mail, the accident took place at four star Sunhill Hotel in Bodrum on August 18 when Alisa's arm got stuck in the pump as she came down a water slide. Tourists present at the scene said there was 'no lifeguard was on duty' and that the hotel staff took around 10 minutes to locate the pump switch in order to turn it off. 
A Polish tourist called Tomasz Grushalski said, "We frantically called the hotel staff to switch off the pump, but none of the staff came to help." While the 12-year-old's grieving mother, Natalya Adamova, told Fontanka news agency, "Her dad dived tried to pull her out but her hand was very strongly sucked into the pump pipe. Even after hotel workers turned off the pump, they could not free her hand. Then he and seven other guests broke the pipe and pulled Alisa out along with a piece of pipe on her arm."
Although Alisa was resuscitated by paramedics at the scene and Russian doctors had been flown to Turkey, she died 11 days later. An investigation into the death has been launched and three senior staff at the hotel have been ordered not to leave the country.

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