The grieving family of the 8-year-old who died last weekend after being sucked into the pool plumbing of a hotel have announced their intent to sue.

As per saddening reports, Aliyah Jaico vanished on Saturday (March 23) while swimming in the lazy river at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Brookhollow.

The little girl’s disappearance prompted panic among her family members and a search was initiated by local authorities. Tragically, Aliyah was later discovered 20 feet deep inside the pool’s plumbing.

Lawyers representing Aliyah’s family revealed that the 8-year-old was “violently sucked into a 12 to 16-inch unsecured gap in the swimming pool flow system”. Her family is now suing the hotel for over $1m in damages.

Reports state that Daniela Jaico, Aliyah’s mother, raised the alarm upon realizing that her daughter was missing at around 4:50 p.m. She asked hotel bosses to let her check the CCTV footage, though it’s alleged that management “denied her request and explained that police would have to be present to view the video surveillance.”

Ms Jaico subsequently called the police, who examined the CCTV after arriving at the hotel. Heartbreakingly, the footage showed Aliyah being dragged under the water and failing to resurface.


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