Schoolgirl From UK Drowns in Florida Resort Pool After Seizure

Young woman wearing straw hat in hotel resort pool

Last month, while on a family vacation, thirteen-year-old Anna Beaumont of Cardiff was discovered unresponsive in a resort’s pool. Three days later, she was declared dead at the hospital.

Today, a court heard testimony suggesting that the British teenager discovered lifeless in a pool at Discovery Cove in Florida had a possible epileptic episode before drowning.

It was at around 10:30 in the morning on May 28 when Anna’s father, Peter, heard the lifeguard’s whistle at the popular Orlando resort, according to the inquest in Pontypridd.

Beaumont saw that his Anna was in danger and raced to where the lifeguards were trying to revive her. She passed away at 5:22 p.m. on May 31 after being transferred to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

The cause of death was listed as drowning as well as seizure, according to a post-mortem examination that was conducted at the hospital.

The coroner, Patricia Morgan, for South Wales Central has stated that a full inquest would be scheduled when more investigations into Anna’s medical history and the circumstances surrounding her death have been concluded.

Similar to her triathlon-training dad, Anna was an extremely fit cyclist who, while on an Ironman ride with him, raised £900 for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales.

Mr. Beaumont, together with Anna’s mother, Elizabeth, and younger brother, Jake, all hail from the St. Fagans neighborhood of Cardiff.

Anna’s passing has shocked and saddened the community.

Like her relatives, Anna enjoyed sports and was known to be an accomplished rower at her local club.

Anna’s school issued a statement saying that students, faculty, and anybody lucky enough to have known Anna would miss her dearly since she was an integral part of our school community. A lot of people were moved by her generosity, grace, and mere presence.

The school emailed parents to inform them that after the eighth grader’s passing, they will inform teachers on how to best help impacted students in the weeks to come.