13 Aug, 2019 @ 00:51
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Irish boy, 3, fighting for his life after nearly drowning in a swimming pool in Alicante

A THREE-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a swimming pool accident in Alicante.

Emergency services were alerted at 9.15 this morning when the boy was found floating in an urbanisation pool in Cabo Roig, in Orihuela.

Paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation for over an hour on the boy before reviving him, Guardia Civil told the Olive Press.

EMERGENCY: The three-year-old was flown by helicopter to Alicante General Hospital

He was then flown to the Alicante General Hospital by helicopter.

Guardia Civil said the boy, born in December 2015, was in an extremely ‘critical condition’.

According to The Leader, the boy was with his grandparents, who are from Cork in Ireland.

The family had reportedly just finished breakfast when the tragedy unfolded.

More to follow…

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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