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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020

Five-year-old boy dies in hotel swimming pool

The boy was found this morning in the pool of the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry.

The pool at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.
The pool at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy has died in a swimming pool at a hotel in Co Kerry.

Attempts were made to resuscitate the boy after he was found in the pool of the Gleneagle Hotel at 11am this morning, Newstalk reports.

Gardaí have confirmed he was transferred to Tralee General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The boy is reported to have been on holiday with his family.

The hotel has confirmed the incident and said that the pool was “fully supervised at the time of the accident with two qualified lifeguards and all the appropriate steps were taken.”

The hotel is open but the pool will remain closed today as a mark of respect for the family. It will re-open tomorrow.

Gardaí are investigating the incident. It is understood that foul play is not suspected.

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