By Natasha Brewer • 04 June 2021 • 20:08
Boy, 1 found dead in paddling pool. Image: Twitter
Boy, 1 found dead in paddling pool.
THE parents of a one-year-old pleaded with medics to save their son after he drowned in a paddling pool.
On Wednesday, the 23-month-old was discovered unconscious after sliding underwater while playing in the backyard in Somercotes, Derbyshire.
A mother ran into a business screaming for assistance after her son drowned in a paddling pool.
Witnesses report that the boy’s parents hurried into the village shop holding the lifeless infant, pleading for assistance.
The shop personnel immediately dialed 999, and the youngster was brought to the hospital but was regrettably unable to be rescued.
One local said: “People I’ve talked to say the laddie lived in a house next to the shop and his parents just panicked when they found him and ran into the shop hoping someone could help.
“A woman who I know was at the bus stop outside and heard the parents screaming ‘please save our boy’ over and over again at the paramedics. It must have been absolutely heartbreaking. Such a tragedy.”
Sean Cooper, a resident, told the Sun Online how the mother discovered the small child face down in the paddling pool.
The 19-year-old added: “She grabbed him up, he was lifeless, and ran screaming to the Post Office two doors down. The couple who run it Raj and Bob tried to help bring him round, they gave him resuscitation but it was too late. We heard she and Bob did everything they could to help the poor boy and calm down his mum. She was hysterical. The whole family is devastated.”
A spokesperson for Derbyshire police said: “Officers were called to reports that a 23-month-old boy had been found unresponsive in a paddling pool in Nottingham Road, Somercotes at around 1.30pm on June 2. “The boy was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, however, despite the best efforts of staff he sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with his family at this most difficult of times.”
As reported by The Sun
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