Mother, daughter dead after drowning at Canadian resort. Picture: City News
Mother, daughter dead after drowning at Canadian resort. Picture: City News

Mum, daughter die in tragic vacation accident

A VACATIONING mother and her five-year-old daughter have drowned in a Canadian resort pool, in what appears to be a tragic accident.

Yiting Gong said his wife, Tiffany, and daughter, Chloe, were with him at the Mountain Springs Resort in Collingwood, Ontario, for a two-day vacation, according to City News.

The man's wife and daughter went to the pool by themselves and, when Mr Gong arrived to join them 10 minutes later, he found people from the hotel trying to revive his wife, he told City News.

Mr Gong believes his daughter must have gone into the pool first and his wife went in after to help her before both went under. He said he believes someone from the resort pulled his daughter out, but didn't notice his wife was still in the water.

Tiffany Gong, 34, and Chloe, 5, were taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Mr Gong said his daughter had just graduated kindergarten and would have turned 6 in September.

Sheldon Rosen, the president of Shores to Slope Management, the company responsible for the resort's pool, helped the grieving dad pack up his family's belongings and said he tried to comfort him as best he could, he told CBC.

"Obviously, as you can expect, he was quite shocked, as I was. My staff are shaken to the core," Mr Rosen said.

 

Mr Gong breaks down speaking to a reporter. Picture: City News
Mr Gong breaks down speaking to a reporter. Picture: City News

Police said the drownings are still being investigated.

"Investigators are piecing together what happened, but a drowning can take place very quickly, whether it's in a controlled environment like a pool or even Georgian Bay," Ontario Provincial Police Constable Martin Hachey told CBC.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was republished with permission.


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