Malaga urges caution as four children rescued from drowning in one day

FOUR children were hospitalised in Malaga Province over a 24-hour period last week after almost drowning in private pools, police and emergency services reported.
The first accident happened in Fuengirola at 7.30pm and involved a two-year-old boy who was taken to Malaga City’s Materno Infantil children’s hospital.
The following morning a seven-year-old boy was rescued from a hotel pool in Estepona. He was first taken to Costa del Sol Hospital but later flown by helicopter to the children’s hospital in Malaga and admitted to intensive care.
That afternoon a six-year-old was rescued from a pool in Nerja and taken to Axarquia hospital while in San Pedro a three-year-old was taken to Costa del Sol hospital at virtually the same time.
The accidents happened less than two weeks after a Norwegian girl aged 12 died after her hair became tangled in a drain on the bottom of a Jacuzzi in Estepona.
The authorities have asked parents to take extra care and ensure children are supervised while swimming.

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