The cousin of the England footballer Jermain Defoe has been killed in a tragic accident while on holiday in St Lucia.
According to reports, Hannah Defoe, 20, was electrocuted as she dived into a swimming pool at Juliette's Lodge, a hotel in Vieux Fort close to the island's airport.
Hannah's mother Janet was reportedly taken to hospital after getting an electric shock as she tried to save her daughter.
An investigation is taking place to find out how the tragedy happened.
A statement from the St Lucia Tourist Office said: "We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hannah Defoe. We have been touch with the family to offer our support."
The Tottenham Hotspur striker was on the club's pre-season tour of America when he was told the news.
A statement on Tottenham's website said: "Jermain Defoe is to return home from our pre-season tour of the US after receiving the tragic news of the death of his cousin Hannah Defoe while on holiday in St Lucia.
"Everyone at the club sends their sincere condolences to Jermain and his family and all our thoughts are with them at this sad time."
Last month, Defoe was forced to fly home from England's Euro 2012 camp in Poland following the death of his 49-year-old father Jimmy from throat cancer.
His half-brother Jade, 26, died after falling into a coma following a street attack in east London in 2009.
Friday, July 27, 2012