Three members of a British family were found dead in a swimming pool on Tuesday while on vacation in Spain, authorities said.
Police arrived on the scene in Mijas,Â near Malaga in Andalusia, after receiving a phone call, to find the bodies of a 53-year-old man and his children, who were nine and 16.
“The officers discovered that the three … had died and nothing could be done to save them,” local authorities said in a statement.
The father and the 16-year-old boy reportedly jumped into the pool to save the nine-year-old, after the younger girl started drowning,Â according to local media. A malfunctioning pool pump may have played a part in the accident.
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