20 Jun, 2019 @ 13:48
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British boy, 5, who drowned near Spain’s Costa del Sol was visiting expat granddad

La Vinuela
La Vinuela

A YOUNG boy who drowned on Spain’s Costa del Sol this morning was British, police have revealed. 

The child, 5, who was initially believed to be aged two, was visiting his expat grandfather with his family in La Vinuela.

The tragic incident happened at around 10am.

A source at a medical emergency response co-ordination centre told the Sun: “A call was received at 10am saying a child had fallen into a swimming pool and had been pulled out but was unconscious.

“The incident happened in an area of La Vinuela called Los Romanes.

“The Civil Guard, the local police and ambulance service were alerted.

“An air ambulance was sent to the scene along with a normal ambulance but we were later informed the boy had died. The local police said he was four.”

A Guardia Civil spokesman told the Olive Press today: “I can confirm that a five-year-old has died from drowning in the municipality of La Vinuela.

“There is nothing else to report at this moment in time other than that a routine investigation has been opened to determine the facts.”

He could not confirm or deny if the death occurred at the house of the boy’s grandfather.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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