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Boy, four, dies after swimming pool 'incident' at holiday park

Published 09/08/2016

The boy was being treated at the Alder Hey Hospital
The boy was being treated at the Alder Hey Hospital

A four-year-old boy has died after a n "incident" at a swimming pool in Cumbria.

Police were called to Old Park Wood holiday park in Grange-over-Sands at 4.40pm on Monday.

The youngster was taken to Furness General Hospital before he was transferred to Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital where he was in a critical condition.

Cumbria Police confirmed on Tuesday that the boy had died.

In a statement, the force said: " Police can confirm that the four-year-old boy involved in this incident has sadly died.

"Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident but the death is not being treated as suspicious.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time."

It is understood the boy was staying with his family at a lodge on the site, described on its website as "a luxury, private holiday park" set within the grounds of the Holker Estate.

An indoor heated swimming pool is available to guests at Old Park Wood.

A park spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the boy and his family at this time."

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