The resort swimming pool where a British man and his two children drowned has reopened, according to local reports.

Gabriel Diya and his daughter Comfort Diya, 9, and son Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16, were found unresponsive in the pool at Club La Costa World, near Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol on Christmas Eve.

It is understood the young girl got into difficulties and the other two died trying to save her.

The FCO said it was supporting a British woman in Spain, believed to be the children’s mother.

Freelance journalist Gerard Couzens told BBC Breakfast that the hotel had confirmed it had reopened the pool after it was given permission to do so by police.

“That pool where this terrible tragedy occurred on Christmas Eve is open for use again,” he said. “And the management are saying the police have given the pool a clean bill of health.”

Local journalist Fernando Torres told the BBC: “The resort workers heard the screaming and they tried to do CPR [resuscitation] as well, but they couldn’t help them,” he said.

“Then the emergency doctors came and they tried for 30-35 minutes, but they couldn’t revive them.”

On Thursday Club La Costa World said the resort “continues to co-operate fully with the authorities investigating this appalling tragedy”.

“Naturally, we will continue to offer every assistance and comply fully and transparently with any requests made by them.

“At the same time, we are doing everything possible to provide care and support to bereaved family members and to all our other guests.”