Sheffield girl, 12, in bath drowning tragedy

A HEARTBROKEN mother today told how her 12-year-old daughter died in the bath after suffering a suspected seizure and slipping below the surface of the water.

Gabi Smith, 12

Gabrielle Smith’s mother Faye said she had broken down the bathroom door and tried to resusciate her daughter, as he 16-year-old son dialled 999 for help.

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The alarm was raised by one of Gabrielle’s friends, who was at her home in Ecclesall, Sheffield, for a sleepover, after she became worried.

Paramedics took the child, known as Gabi, to Sheffield Children’s Hospital after the incident on Saturday but she was pronounced dead

Mrs Smith, a marketing consultant said: “Words cannot begin to express the devastation we feel losing our darling Gabi - the light of our lives, beautiful inside and out.”