A water park has confirmed it is closing down a year after the tragic death of 11-year-old Kyra Hill.

On August 6, 2022, Kyra was attending a birthday party at Windsor Liquid Leisure when she got into trouble in a designated swimming area.

Emergency services were called at 3.55pm and Kyra was found just after 5.10pm and rushed to Wexham Park Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A year later, Kyra's inquest opened on Tuesday, August 29, at Berkshire's Coroner's Court, where the post-mortem examination has ruled that the medical cause of death is drowning.

A full inquest is due to take place into how the incident happened but due to ongoing investigations, a full date could not be set.

On Wednesday, October 25, Liquid Leisure revealed that they will now be shutting down after 22 years.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Liquid Leisure Windsor said: "Unfortunately, it is no longer financially viable for Liquid Leisure Windsor to operate during an indefinite prohibition notice on various activities, with communications halted by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council."

It comes after the water park sold off hundreds of thousands of pounds of equipment over the summer months.

Liquid Leisure Windsor has thanked its customers over the years and the employees who "worked diligently" to create a "true centre of excellence".

They added: "As a unit, Liquid Leisure Windsor has played a part in developing countless World, European and National Champions in Wakeboarding, Water skiing and Wakeboarding."

In 2022 and 2023, Liquid Leisure Windsor hosted the World Wake Association (WWA) Wake Park World Championships, creating ten British World Champions who trained at the venue. 

Suzi Nightingale of UK Cable Wakeboarding said, “Today is a very sad day for UK Cable Wakeboarding, the loss of Liquid Leisure will cause a devastating blow to Team GB who have used the site as the main training centre for the last few years.

"The loss of amenities in the local area and access to safe managed sport is unbelievable, we are absolutely devastated”.

Stuart Marston of Liquid Leisure Windsor added it brings him "great sadness" to announce the closure.

He added: “From being a Team GB athlete, captain, and coach, to growing Liquid Leisure Windsor over the last 22 years has been a challenge.

"It has been a very tough decision to make, and a great shame that it must end this way, but I would like to thank everyone I have had the pleasure of meeting along the way."

Following Kyra Hill's death, the water park was forced to close before being allowed to partially reopen in October 2022.

Previously the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: “The prohibition notice preventing all water-based activities at Liquid Leisure apart from boating activities, primarily those associated with water-skiing and wakeboarding and tow cabling for water-skiing and wakeboarding, remains in place. 

"The notice continues to prohibit the use of the venue’s beach area, and will remain in place until such time as Liquid Leisure has satisfied the council they have suitable and sufficient risk assessments to prevent or reduce the risk of drowning.”

Liquid Leisure Windsor will be closing on Sunday, November 12.