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Boy (3) airlifted to hospital from leisure centre after swimming pool incident

He is believed to be in a critical condition.

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A THREE-YEAR-old boy was airlifted to hospital today after an incident at a swimming pool in Co Cork.

Gardaí said that the boy was hospitalised after being airlifted at around 2pm today from a leisure centre.

The incident involved a swimming pool at a leisure centre in the Quality Hotel in Redbarn, Youghal, Co Cork.

RTÉ News reports that the boy is in “critical” condition.

The Coast Guard told TheJournal.ie that it got a call at 2pm seeking assistance after an incident at a swimming pool at the Quality Hotel.

Its Waterford-based helicopter Rescue 117 airlifted the boy to Cork University Hospital.

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- Additional reporting Órla Ryan

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