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Saturday 24 February 2018

Child (9) rushed to hospital after near drowning at Dublin swimming pool

Finglas Sports and Fitness centre
Finglas Sports and Fitness centre

Ian Begley

A nine-year-old boy had a lucky escape yesterday after nearly drowning at a North Dublin swimming pool.

It is understood the young boy got into difficultly while swimming at Finglas Sports and Fitness centre at about 6.15pm.

He was submerged in water for an unknown period of time, but subsequently retreived.

Dublin Fire Bridge from the Finglas division received a 999 call and rushed to the scene.

Ambulance medics treated the nine-year-old before taking him to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

He was conscious and breathing at the time.

A member of Dublin Fire Brigade said:

"I can confirm that a nine-year-old was taken from the swimming pool at about 6.15pm. It was a near drowning incident, but he was brought to hospital.

"It's good news, which is always the best news for us," she said.

A spokesperson from Temple Street Children's Hospital said that the child is understood to be doing "well".

"We can confirm that this child was admitted and he is stable and doing well."

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