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Mother, 34, and daughter, five, BOTH drown in resort pool during dream family vacation


A mother and daughter have both tragically drowned at a resort swimming pool in Ontario.

Tiffany Gong, 34, and her daughter Chloe, five, were taken to the hospital Tuesday evening where they were pronounced dead after being found unresponsive.

A devastated husband and father Yitling Gong, told City News that he was with his family and his parents on a two-day vacation at the Mountain Springs Lodge Resort in Collingwood.

Gong said that his wife and daughter went to the pool by themselves and he arrived just 10 minutes later where he found bystanders trying to revive his family.

He believes his daughter, who had just graduated kindergarten, jumped into the pool and his wife went after to help her.

Surveillance video obtained by CBC News shows Chloe and her mother walking down the steps into the shallow end of the pool.

The five-year-old appears to be holding a flotation device when the video ends.

The video starts again and shows Tiffany flailing her arms and Chloe cannot be seen, according to CBC News.

People are shown arriving at the scene minutes later and noticing the drowning victims.

Chloe was a student at Iroquois Jino Public SChool in Scarborough. The school's principal, Maria PAte, said Chloe was a 'vibrant student who will be remembered fondly by her friends and teachers.'

'This has been a somber day for all of us at the school as we mourn this tragedy,' she said.

As for the devastated father and husband, he is shocked and upset that there were no lifeguards on duty at the resort pool. However, there are signs posted around the pool which say the area is unsupervised.

Culled from Daily Mail

My view: Double tragedy, it's so sad.