Girl, 6, ‘underwater for two minutes after hair sucked into Lanzarote pool filter’ –

A mother has said her six-year-old daughter is lucky to be alive after getting her hair sucked into a hotel swimming pool filter.

Darcey Morgan was at the H10 Rubicon Palace in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, when her hair became caught and she was stuck under the water for two minutes, her mother said.

Writing on Facebook, Alex Morgan described the incident as “the worst day of our lives” and said the family was grateful to the “incredibly brave people” who saved Darcey’s life.

She said: “Darcey was unconscious and had to be given CPR at the poolside.

“Her oxygen levels were low and she has lots of fluid on her right lung.

“Her hair was stuck and she was unable to get up to the surface. She was kept under the water for over two minutes.