Irish boy, 3, dies following Spanish pool incident

Irish Boy Fighting For Life Af

Irish Boy Fighting For Life Af

A THREE-year-old Irish boy is in a critical condition after being found facedown and unconscious in a pool in Spain.

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

The boy was apparently spotted falling in by neighbours, who then contacted emergency services.

Local police from Orihuela were first on the scene shortly after 9am local time once the alarm was raised.

Officers reportedly found him "very cold" but were quick to react to the situation.

Medics continued to perform life-saving procedures on the child until he was stabilised some two hours later.

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

He was then airlifted to Alicante General Hospital after medics worked by the pool for almost two hours to stabilise the young boy. "Our work and objective, the best care for the patient".

Municipal sources told the local press that the boy was with his grandparents who are understood to be from Cork and that they had just eaten breakfast, however sources now indicate that he was in the care of his mother.

Judicial Police of the Civil Guard has launched an investigation.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family.

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