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Man and woman arrested over child water park death released on bail

UK media are reporting that they were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Bosworth Water Park is located near Leicester.
Bosworth Water Park is located near Leicester.
Image: Facebook

A MAN AND a woman arrested over the death of a five-year-old boy at a waterpark in England have been released on bail.

The two were arrested over the weekend following the tragedy at Bosworth Water Park near Leicester.

The young boy, who has been named by the media as Charlie Dunn from Staffordshire, was taken from the Blue Lagoon at the park where efforts were made to resuscitate him.

He was then rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

BBC and Sky News  are reporting that the two arrested were the mother and stepfather of the child and that they were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.

They have since been released on bail.

Witnesses to the incident have said that the deceased boy was found underwater by an older child who was also in the water.

Sky News quotes an auntie of the boy who wrote on Facebook:

We will never know why he went by the water but it’s something his family will have to live with for the rest of their lives.

Leicestershire Police have said that investigations are ongoing into the death of the boy and they have asked people not to speculate about what happened.

Police are also asking witnesses to the incident to contact them and are also keen to view any video footage of the Blue Lagoon area of the park from Saturday.

In a statement this afternoon, Bosworth Water Park has said that a full investigation will also be carried out by the UK’s health and safety executive and that its staff “will of course fully cooperate with all investigations.”

The park said that it sends its “deepest condolences to all affected” by the incident which it says includes their own staff.

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