By Euro Weekly News Media • 25 July 2015 • 7:00
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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