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The dad of an 11-year-old girl who drowned at a water park is desperate to uncover the truth about how she died.

Kyra Hill went missing during a birthday party last month at Liquid Leisure in Windsor and, after emergency services were alerted at 3.55pm, she was found in a swimming area at 5.10pm.

She was then pronounced dead after being rushed to Wexham Park Hospital.

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Kyra's funeral was held in London on Monday (September 5) and, afterwards, her father Leonard Hill issued a plea for people to come forward who were at the Berkshire water park on the day of the tragedy (August 6).

Mr Hill is also hoping to hear from anybody who might have had safety concerns about the venue in the past.

He said: "In amongst our terrible, all-consuming grief, there is also anger that our beloved daughter could and should have been saved."

The family's lawyer Harvinder Kaur added: "Kyra died at a birthday party. Her family, friends and community are devastated.

"How did this happen? Their torture of needing to work out exactly what happened cannot be under-estimated."

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In a statement, Liquid Leisure said: "Everyone at Liquid Leisure is heartbroken by the tragic incident on August 6 and our thoughts remain with the family and all those affected. We have been working closely with the various authorities to assist the ongoing investigation.

"We can confirm that the incident took place in the designated swimming area of our lake, which always has a fully trained Royal Life Saving Society lifeguard on duty. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our visitors."

Kyra's death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious by police and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead officers are now investigating whether there were any potential breaches of health and safety legislation.

A spokesman for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: "In light of the fatality, we served a notice prohibiting all recreational activities associated with the lake until Liquid Leisure has satisfied the council they have suitable and sufficient risk assessments to prevent or reduce the risk of drowning and this notice remains in place. We would again like to express our deepest condolences to Kyra's family and friends."

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