British girl, 13, dies after being found 'unresponsive' in Florida pool during half-term holiday

A British teenager died after she was found unresponsive in a Florida pool. Anna Beaumont, 13, was on holiday in the USA before tragedy struck.

She was found in a pool in Discovery Cove, Orlando, on May 29 and despite the best efforts of medics, Anna died the following day. The headteacher of the school she attended in Cardiff has since paid tribute to her.

Andrew Williams, of Radyr Comprehensive, said: "The very thought of losing a child is an unimaginable journey and I know I speak on behalf of the whole school community when I say that our thoughts are with Anna’s family as they try to come to terms with their loss.

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"Anna was a cherished member of our school family, and her absence will be profoundly felt by pupils, staff and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her spirit, kindness and presence touched so many lives."

In a statement, police said of the incident: "We are sorry to report that on May 29, 2024, 13-year-old Anna Beaumont was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Any information about the cause and manner of her death will need to come from the Medical Examiner’s Office."

A Foreign Office spokesperson told BBC: "We are in touch with the family following the death of a child in the United States, and are providing consular support during this difficult time."

A spokesperson for Discovery Cove stated that its "staff responded to an emergency involving a guest" and that they contacted Orange County Fire & Rescue, The Mirror reports.

They told WESH: "When emergency personnel arrived, they took over care and transported the guest to a nearby hospital. Our thoughts are with this family, and out of respect for their privacy, we won’t be commenting further."