Sunday 18 March 2018

Boy (4) drowns in swimming pool at popular Spanish holiday resort

A four-year-old British boy has drowned in a swimming pool in a Spanish holiday resort.

The youngster died at around 9pm on Sunday at a house in Mijas on the Costa del Sol, a spokesman for Ayuntamiento de Mijas, the area's local authority, confirmed.

He added that 20 people were at the property when the child drowned.

Emergency services arrived at the scene but the boy could not be saved.

A post mortem examination will be carried out.

The incident occurred in the Mijas Golf resort in Las Lagunas, Mijas.

According to Spanish newspaper Diario Sur, the boy's parents were having dinner with friends when he fell into the pool as he was running around with older children at the back of the property.

A 15-year-old boy sounded the alarm, the report added.

The death comes almost exactly a year after a two-year-old Scottish boy drowned in a pool in Mijas.

Two-year-old Theo Lamb reportedly fell into a neighbour's pool next to his family's property on August 18 last year.

Local media reported that his father, Duncan Lamb, originally from Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, discovered the toddler in the water.

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