Heartbroken family pay tribute to 'beautiful' teen who died on holiday in Florida

Anna Beaumont, 13, died after being found unresponsive in a pool at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida
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A teenager who died whilst enjoying a family holiday to Florida has been described as a "beautiful soul". Anna Beaumont's devastated loved ones have said the 13-year-old, from Cardiff, will "never be forgotten."

Anna was found unresponsive in a pool at Discovery Cove in Orlando on May 28 and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, but she tragically died the following day, reports Wales Online.

In a statement, her family said: "Anna was a beautiful soul who has been taken from us in a tragic accident. We are devastated by her loss, but she will never be forgotten."

They added: "We would like to thank the emergency response teams and hospital staff in Orlando who tried so hard to save Anna's life. We will not be making any further statements and ask for privacy at this incredibly difficult time"

In a statement shared with the BBC, Andrew Williams, headteacher at Ms Beaumont's school, 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."

He described Anna as a "cherished member of our school family" in a statement, adding: "Her spirit, kindness and presence touched so many lives."

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive resort and sister park of SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando. The company released a statement about the incident to local media at the time, saying: "Our staff responded to an emergency involving a guest [on May 28].

"Our team provided care and contacted Orange County Fire & Rescue. When emergency personnel arrived, they took over care and transported the guest to a nearby hospital.

"Out of respect for privacy of our guests, we do not provide any health information. Our thoughts are with this family."

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