Mum describes horror of seeing girl drowning at Hyndburn Leisure Centre swimming pool
A HORRIFIED woman is calling for a pool to be shut down after a five year old girl had to be ‘brought back to life’ after she got into difficulty during a swimming lesson.
Natalie Louise said she witnessed Lexi Jackson’s body ‘convulsing and jerking under the water’ while parents screamed for someone to ‘get her out’.
The mother of two said she had been watching her six year old daughter’s swimming lesson at Hyndburn Leisure Centre on Thursday when she heard the screams of parents watching from the public gallery.
“It was horrendous. Alarms were going off, parents were screaming and crying, parents running to get their children out of the water,
everybody was distraught, it was horrific for anybody to watch.
“As they pulled the little girl out she was lifeless.
“Staff just looked at each other and laid her on the side of the pool.”
A leisure centre spokesman said staff attended to the girl and paramedics were called.
Five year old girl taken to hospital after ‘getting into difficulty’ at a Hyndburn Leisure Centre swimming pool
Lyndsey Sims, chief executive of Hyndburn Leisure said: “The team on site are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into the incident and we have reported it to the Health and Safety Executive.