British girl sucked into hot tub jet left in intensive care

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British girl sucked into hot tub in Bulgaria

A British girl is battling for his life in hospital after a freak hot tub accident in Bulgaria.

Isabella was in the jacuzzi with mum Nicola Floyd, 28, in a hotel when she suddenly started screaming.

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Nicola claims a filter pump did not have a lid and sucked Isabella in by the bottom.

Desperate Nicola tried everything to pull Isabella off but was unable due to the strength of the vacuum.

She told The Sun: "I tried to pull her up and break the vacuum, but it was too strong.

"My mother switched the jacuzzi off and ran for help but it still would not let her go."

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The accident happened at a hotel in the Bulgarian resort Varna

Isabella was only freed when a lifeguard turned off some electrics.

The tot was rushed to hospital in Varna, a city on the Black Sea, where she has needed emergency surgery.

Distraught Nicola, originally from Waterlooville in Hampshire, said part of her intestine has had to be removed and she is now in an induced coma.

Surgeons did two operations on Isabella's badly-damaged bowel.

She is in intensive care in hospital in the Black Sea resort of Varna.

Nicola was at the Admiral Hotel in Zlatni Piasatzi near where she now lives.

Shocked Nicola said: "I was sitting in one corner, and Isabella was in another corner trying to copy her mum.

"She started screaming. The filter pump had sucked her bottom. There was no lid on the filter. She didn't go under water. I was holding her.

"She was shouting 'my tummy, my tummy'. I tried to pull her up and break the vacuum, but it was too strong. I tried to break the vacuum with my fingers.

"My mother switched the jacuzzi off and ran for help but it still would not let her go. She was there for about a minute.

"Isabella only became free when a lifeguard came and switched off the electrics.

"She never cried – she was just in shock. She is my only child – it took me three years to get pregnant with her. They have removed part of her intestine."

Isabella is understood to be in an artificial coma. Dr Rumen Hristov, a paediatric surgeon at then hospital, says medics are battling to save her.