13 Aug, 2019 @ 14:14
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Irish boy, 3, has died following shock swimming pool accident in Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil have confirmed an Irish boy, aged 3, has died following a shock swimming pool accident in Alicante.

The boy was rushed by helicopter to Alicante’s General Hospital after paramedics spent over an hour trying to resuscitate him.

The alarm was reportedly raised at 9.15 on Monday when the boy was found unconscious in a pool at the Aldeas de Aguamarina urbanisation in Cabo Roig.

TRAGEDY: A swimming pool at the Aldeas de Aguamarina urbanisation in Cabo Roig

Four local police agents arrived at the scene, who found the child ‘very cold’, according to the Leader.

After performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation the child responded with vital signs restored.

Shortly after the arrival of the police, an ambulance crew took over along with a doctor from the Cabo Roig Medical Centre.

They were later joined by an air ambulance crew from Guardamar who worked for over an hour by the side of the pool before they were able to stabilise the young child.

EMERGENCY: A helicopter from Guardamar flew the boy to Alicante General Hospital

At 10.30 he was flown to Alicante General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, where he died in the early hours of this morning.

The Judicial Police of the Civil Guard has now taken charge of the investigation to clarify the causes of death.

The child was reportedly on holiday with his family from Cork.


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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