A six-year-old Irish girl is in hospital in Gozo with serious injuries after an accident in a swimming pool.


It’s believed the little girl got into difficulty while swimming at 5.30pm on Tuesday, at a private residence on the Maltese island.


Family members rushed to her aid, and an ambulance took her to Gozo General Hospital for treatment.


Maltese police have released a statement about the accident, saying: “Yesterday, at about 8:30pm, health authorities in Gozo informed the police that a six-year-old Irish girl had been admitted to hospital following an accident at a private residence in Triq Malta, Ghajnsielem. 

"Preliminary investigations by the Gozo Police revealed that, at about 5:30pm, the girl had found herself in difficulty while swimming in a pool.



"She was given first aid by family members until an ambulance arrived on site and took her to the Gozo General Hospital. 

"Later, the six-year-old was certified as suffering from serious injuries. 

"A Magisterial Inquiry has been appointed to the case whilst police investigations are still underway.”


The Department of Foreign Affairs has been made aware of the accident and are on standby to provide consular assistance to the family, according to The Irish Mirror.


Our thoughts are with the little girl and her family at this time. More on this story to follow.