The police have been called to investigate the death of a young boy who died the day before Christmas in a swimming pool incident at a Center Parcs in southwest England. The police will work to establish the facts surrounding the incident, although the situation is not being regarded as suspicious. A post-mortem is set to be conducted to uncover the full story behind the tragic death, which remains unexplained.
The Wiltshire Police investigating the incident have said they do not believe there to be “any suspicious circumstances” regarding the boy’s death.
In a statement, they said on Monday: “We are working alongside HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon following the death of a four-year-old boy at Center Parcs, Longleat.
“A post-mortem will take place in due course, however, at this time there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and our thoughts remain with the family at this difficult time.”
The young boy died in the resort’s sub-tropical swimming pool, which was closed due to a “serious medical incident”.
Emergency services rushed to the Longleat Center Parcs on Christmas Eve shortly after 11am.
Upon their arrival, the boy was dragged out of the water but was unable to be revived. His death was publicly confirmed just after 3.30pm
While an investigation is ongoing, the young boy cannot be named.
One person staying at Center Parcs for Christmas said that a “temporary barrier” had been placed in front of the entrance to the swimming pool following the incident.
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