Hero dad saves drowning kids from pool while lifeguard ‘did nothing’

Hero father-of-two, 32, dives nearly 8ft to the bottom of a swimming pool to save two drowning children while on holiday in Menorca – as hotel lifeguard who ‘did nothing’ is sacked

  • A Merseyside man leapt into a swimming pool as a boy and girl struggled to swim
  • The incident, in Menorca, went unnoticed by a lifeguard ‘too relaxed with music’ 
  • Heroic dad Steve Tartt was sent a bottle of sparkling wine as thank you
  • TUI said they are investigating that the hotel lifeguard has since been sacked 

A dad-of-two desperately rescued a pair of young kids from drowning while a lifeguard was ‘too relaxed’ to respond to the emergency.

Merseyside man Steve Tartt leaped into a hotel swimming pool on the Spanish island of Menorca to pull out a seven and six-year-old boy and girl who were struggling to stay afloat on a lilo they were playing with.

The kids were at the bottom of the pool measuring almost 8ft-deep when Tartt saved them.

Steve Tartt saved two children at a swimming pool in Menorca after a lifeguard failed to react to the emergency

The alarming incident happened at the Victoria Playa hotel on the Spanish island

Tartt told Liverpool Echo the children, who were not his own, was putting on suncream when he noticed they were in trouble.

‘Their heads were bobbing up and down. I was looking at the lifeguard who saw it all, but did nothing,’ he said.

After making the dramatic save, Tartt confronted the lifeguard asking ‘what the hell he was doing’ before filing a complaint with TUI who own the hotel.

Stunned holidaymaker Steve Tartt confronted the lifeguard asking ‘what the hell are you doing?’ after saving the kids

Tartt said he didn’t hear back from the travel group but instead received a bottle of sparkling wine sent up to his room a few days later ‘as a thank you’. 

TUI said they were reviewing the incident. 

The lifeguard, apparently ‘too relaxed by music in the background’, was dismissed according to the report.

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