Three-year-old Irish boy in critical condition following swimming pool incident in Spain

Elias Hubbard
August 14, 2019

The events occurred yesterday just after 9am when a passer-by saw what she initially thought was a doll floating in the water.

He immediately raised the alarm. The youngster's family realised that he was missing and they rushed to the scene.

Medics found the tot, believed to be from Cork, "very cold" but resuscitated him until his vital signs improved, local media reported.

He was put on life support, surrounded by his devastated family.

Spanish police have confirmed the boy sadly passed away today.

The death is being treated as a tragic accident.

Fellow Councillor John Paul O'Shea added: "The thoughts and prayers of the people of Mallow are with them at this time".

The boy was pulled from a pool at the Aguamarina urbanisation in Cabo Roig on Monday morning, local English language newspaper the Leader reports.

They said in a joint statement: "The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stands ready to provide consular assistance to any Irish citizen in distress overseas".

A doctor and air ambulance crew reportedly spent an hour by the pool attempting to stablise him before he was airlifted to Alicante General hospital at around 10.30am.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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