British boy, 4, drowns in tragic Spanish hotel swimming pool incident

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A FOUR-YEAR-OLD British boy has died at a hotel resort in Spain after suffering a possible cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The child died at the four-star, 376-room hotel Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel in Los Cristianos, Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands despite attempts to revive him by paramedics and an air ambulance crew.
The hotel has five swimming pools and four hot tubs.
In a statement, the 112 emergency services control centre said: “An alert was received at 3.40pm informing us that a child who appeared to have been involved in a drowning incident and was suffering possible cardiac arrest, had been pulled out of a swimming pool at a hotel in the resort.
“Efforts to revive the youngster using CPR proved unsuccessful and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“Local police cooperated with the emergency services and cleared an area for an air ambulance to land near the hotel complex.”
National Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British child who died in Tenerife and are in contact with Spanish authorities.”
It is the latest in a spate of drowning incidents involving Brits in Spain this year.

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