4-year-old boy drowns in four-star hotel's swimming pool

 A four-year-old British boy has drowned in a swimming pool in Tenerife.

The boy had been at Paradise Park hotel in the resort of Los Cristianos when he was found unresponsive in the pool shortly before 3.40pm on Thursday.

Emergency services attended yet despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

National Police have launched an investigation into the tragedy which is being coordinated by a local investigating judge.

A spokesman for a local government-run emergency response coordination centre confirmed a four-year-old boy had died at a hotel in Los Cristianos.

The centre said in a statement: ‘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 habilitated an area for an air ambulance to land near the hotel complex.

‘National Police took charge of the body until court workers arrived.'

Sources confirmed the youngster was British. It is not yet clear why the tragedy had happened.

The hotel where the latest tragedy occurred has five swimming pools and four hot tubs and is popular with British tour operators and holidaymakers.

Travel websites say the 376-room hotel offers wonderful views over the Bay of Los Cristianos and Mount Teide from a rooftop terrace.


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