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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.

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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.



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