This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020
Advertisement

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.

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Hugh O'Connell

Read next:

COMMENTS (21)