This is the final picture of a five-year-old girl playing in the water just an hour before she drowned in her hotel swimming pool in Egypt.
Chloe Johnson died in a swimming pool after her parents left her in a shallow toddler pool in Sharm el-Sheikh for a few minutes while they went to buy snacks.
Sarah Thompson and Tony Johnson left Chloe’s 15-year-old sister looking after her while they walked away.
The schoolgirl drowned in another pool with a wave machine nearby. It is claimed that there were no lifeguards watching and no help on hand to save her life.
Chloe’s parents told ITV Daybreak they had walked round the pool looking for Chloe after returning from buying drinks and snacks.
Mr Johnson said he was the first to start resuscitation efforts after his daughter was discovered at the Coral Sea Waterworld Hotel.
‘It was just me at the beginning. I had done it all and then other people said there was a nurse,’ he said.
He said they were left without a doctor for at least an hour and they had to wait for four hours before officials came to collect their daughter’s body.
Ms Thompson, who revealed yesterday she is three months pregnant, said: ‘There was no CPR, there was no resuscitation for Chloe, we were just left to our own devices. There was no professional on hand.
‘There was no doctor for at least an hour. There was nothing there for her.’
She said the tragedy had happened after they had gone to buy some drinks and snacks.
Ms Thompson, who revealed yesterday she is three months pregnant, said: ‘There was no CPR, there was no resuscitation for Chloe, we were just left to our own devices. There was no professional on hand’
‘We went to go and get Chloe and Sadie (her other daughter) some snacks and some drinks… she is 15 and she was there whilst we went off to get the drinks and some food – I came back with the drinks in my hand and walked around the pool twice and we couldn’t find her.’
She said her daughter, who underwent heart surgery aged four years old was ‘very healthy and very happy’.
‘Chloe was so excited about our baby news. She was looking forward to being a big sister,’ she told The Sun.
‘This baby will learn all about Chloe but won’t replace her. Nobody could replace her.’
The couple were speaking after the headteacher of Chloe’s school paid tribute to the little girl, from Forest Hill, south east London, describing her as ‘artistic and creative, always trying her best’.
Andy Mathieson, headteacher of Kelvin Grove Primary School in Sydenham, south east London, said: ‘The whole school community is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Chloe Johnson and our thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends at this difficult time.
‘Chloe was a popular little girl with many friends. She was a real pleasure to teach – she worked hard and was artistic and creative, always trying her best.
‘She was well-liked by all the other children and had made many friends at Kelvin Grove. She is a huge loss to our school.’
In an interview with The Sunday People Ms Thompson said she and Mr Johnson had left Chloe by the side of the shallow toddler pool.
‘She was playing with her little friend. I explained to her twice, called her, told her exactly where we were before we went to get a drink,’ she told the newspaper.
‘She went to the wave pool which was supposed to be manned by two lifeguards, but there were none there.’
Travel company First Choice has said it is working with the hotel to find out what happened to Chloe.
Ashraf Khalil, general manager of the Coral Sea Waterworld, said on Saturday: ‘The hotel is waiting to finalise its investigation into what happened together with the official investigation of the Egyptian district attorney and Egyptian police.
‘We are also, in collaboration with First Choice, flying in investigators from the UK today.’
About one million tourists from the UK visited Egypt last year, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.
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