Welsh schoolgirl dies in Florida theme park

A 13-year-old girl from Cardiff has died on a family trip to Orlando, Florida. Officials in the US said that the teenager was found unresponsive in a pool at the Discovery Cove theme park in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday May 28. She has been named as Anna Beaumont.

Orange County Sheriff's Office said she was taken to hospital in critical condition but died the following day. Discovery Cove released a statement about the incident to local media, which said: "Our staff responded to an emergency involving a guest yesterday (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".

Discovery Cove is a sister park of SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando. It allows visitors to interact with its animals, including swimming with dolphins. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news

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."

"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."erson for the foreign office said: “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 Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "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."