Police in Malta say a six-year-old Irish girl is in a serious condition after a swimming pool accident yesterday evening.
The girl is said to have gotten into difficulty in a swimming pool at a private residence in the Ghajnsielem area of Gozo island.
She received first aid from family members before she was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Officials say the girl is suffering from serious injuries.
The Department of Foreign Affairs says they are aware of the situation and are standing by to provide consular assistance.