Witnesses slam ‘complete shambles’ at Liquid Leisure water park where 11-year-old girl died
Witnesses have blasted a waterpark where an 11-year-old died during a friend's birthday party as a "complete shambles".
The girl - named by witnesses as Kyra - had reportedly been tackling a giant inflatable assault course with around 10 pals at Liquid Leisure Windsor in Datchet, Berks, when she vanished under the surface.
Lifeguards flipped inflatables and screamed the girl’s name after she failed to return to the changing rooms.
At least 30 staff and hero members of the public joined the frantic search, jumping into the lake to try and find her.
Bystanders were also asked to call the girl’s name as staff asked customers for goggles to search underwater.
Others in her group are said to have raised the alarm when they noticed she was missing around 3.40pm on Saturday.
But emergency services were only called at 3.55pm, and one mother claimed it took staff 20 minutes to clear the lake, reports the Daily Mail.
Kyra was finally found at 5.10pm and rushed to Wexham Park Hospital but could not be saved, leaving witnesses claiming teenage lifeguards were "not prepared".
James Bull, 25, who was was among the visitors who joined the search, told the Mail: "It was a complete shambles.
"I saw the lady shouting for Kyra, then I bumped into a couple of young girls who said they were Kyra’s friends.
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