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British four-year-old drowns in Spanish holiday pool

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British four-year-old drowns in Spanish holiday pool
The child drowned in the communal pool at the holiday complex. File Photo: Leo Hidalgo / Flickr
11:41 CEST+02:00
A British four-year-old drowned in the communal pool at a holiday complex in Torrevieja on Wednesday night.

Emergency services confirmed that they were called out to the Rocío del Mar complex shortly before 6pm on Wednesday evening after a child fell into the pool.

Paramedics attempted to revive the child but were unsuccessful and the four-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The family from Britain had recently arrived at the Costa Blanca resort near Alicante in the southeastern Spain for a holiday.

Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

The British Embassy in Madrid confirmed the death. "Following the death of a British national in Spain, we are providing support to their family," a spokesman told The Local, adding:  "Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

Spain records an average of 400 people drowning each year, almost a fifth of them occuring in swimming pools.  


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