About Lucy Cardwell
A two-year-old girl has died after an accident in a swimming pool on a family holiday to Turkey, official sources said.
Lucy Cardwell, from Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, was on holiday in the resort of Dalyan when she fell into the pool as she played.
Her tragic death comes just over a year after her 15-year-old uncle, Daniel Cardwell, died in a nature reserve lake.
The Foreign Office confirmed Lucy's death.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm that a British national did die in an incident in Turkey on Friday."
Lucy was believed to have been on holiday with her mother, Sophie, grandfather John and Sophie's partner Karl, at the home of a family friend.
Sources said she was playing by the side of the pool when she slipped into the water and hit her head on Wednesday last week.
Turkish news reports claimed that Lucy's mother dived into the pool to save her daughter as soon as she realised what had happened. It was reported that emergency doctors attended the scene and gave Lucy artificial respiration and heart massage before she was taken to four different hospitals.
She was placed in intensive care but died in hospital on Friday.
In March last year, Lucy's uncle, Daniel, died when he went swimming in a lake at Marden Quarry, in Whitley Bay, after drinking with friends.
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