Worldwide

Boy dies following Orihuela Costa pool tragedy

Boy dies following Orihuela Costa pool tragedy”

AN IRISH boy was rushed to hospital in Spain and is reportedly fighting for his life after being found unconscious in a swimming pool.

The boy was found floating in the Cabo Roig urbanisation pool in Orihuela, Alicante at approximately 9.15am this morning.

The person who discovered him pulled him from the water before emergency services were contacted. His condition upon discovery was said to be very cold and unresponsive.

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

He was given CPR at the scene before being brought to a local hospital.

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.

A doctor from a nearby medical centre was on hand several minutes later and took over life support manoeuvres until an air ambulance arrived.

Judicial Police of the Civil Guard has launched an investigation.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said: "The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stands ready to provide consular assistance to any Irish citizen in distress overseas". More details of the boy's condition are expected to emerge this morning.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


13 August 2019
Norway mosque shooting suspect makes court appearance
One person in the mosque managed to overpower the gunman, suffering "minor injuries" in the process. He was said to be "from the area" where the mosque attack took place, in the town of Baerum.

13 August 2019
One officer killed, two others injured in shootout in Southern California
Video after the shooting showed bullet holes in the front windows of two patrol cars and large holes blown in their back windows. The officer apparently pulled the suspect over Monday evening on the 215 Freeway in Riverside, the Los Angeles Times reported .

13 August 2019
Canada police: 2 teen fugitives took their own lives
Alan Schmegelsky said he didn't believe that his son identified as a neo-Nazi, but that he did think the memorabilia was "cool". The teens' bodies were found within a kilometer from where the unspecified items were discovered, MacLatchy said.

13 August 2019
Back-in-action Murray ready to go it alone in Cincinnati
The singles match was Murray's first since a painful exit from the Australian Open that had him thinking his career might be over. Who knows, maybe it will be in a few months". "My mentality changed a lot because I wasn't in pain anymore.

13 August 2019
The Minecraft "Super Duper Graphics Pack" Has Been Canceled
That makes sense, since Mojang is a Microsoft property, but it was later revealed the pack was confirmed for many platforms. According to the folks at Minecraft - the official crew - there's only one more "final update" on the Super Duper pack.

13 August 2019
Liverpool will be without Alisson for the "next few weeks"
Alisson suffered a calf injury while taking a goal kick during last Friday's opening 4-1 Premier League win over Norwich City . Liverpool travel to Istanbul this week, to face Premier League rivals Chelsea in the Super Cup final.

13 August 2019
CNN Host Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him 'Fredo'
We completely support him". "I assume @cnn not available for comment ", tweeted Donald Trump Jr., who shared the video . The man said he didn't call the CNN host by the name from The Godfather , in which Cuomo immediately responded.

21 May 2019
A Beginner’s Guide To Royal Ascot
Remember to bet on the colour of the queen’s hat! This is a newer tradition but is one appreciated by all of the guests. It’s quite a tradition, however, to pack a picnic lunch, especially if you are making a whole day out of your trip.

03 December 2018
Stay Ahead of Your Career with the CSM Course
The company manages the separate position for the product owner and chooses the qualified candidates this position. Now, different range of institutions offers a professional course to people and help them to enhance the skill.

11 May 2018
How to Do Internet Payments Fast and Safe?
The “secret” of blockchains is that they store data on thousands of computer at the same time and heavily encrypt it. Yes, they are securer than any e-wallet services out there because they completely eliminate the need for “humans”.