Tragic 4yo Dies After Drowning In Spanish Waterpark

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

A four-year-old boy who was fighting for his life in hospital after being rescued from drowning in a Spanish waterpark has died.

The incident took place in the Aquopolis Costa Daurada in the municipality of La Pineda, located on the popular Costa Dorada in the province of Tarragona, in the eastern Spanish region of Catalonia on Sunday.

The boy, whose name has not been revealed but was from the nearby province of Lleida, was swimming in one of the pools of the park towards the end of the day when his family did not see him moving into a risky area.

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The boy did not know how to swim and began to drown, local newspaper Diari de Tarragona reported.

Lifeguards rushed to help him and rescued him while he was still alive. The boy was given first aid until the arrival of an ambulance and an air ambulance.

The victim was taken to the Joan XXIII Hospital in Tarragona where he arrived in a critical condition. He fought for his life before dying yesterday (Thursday).

Diari de Tarragona report the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan police) have filed an informative report that was sent to a local court. The report is said to have confirmed that the park acted properly during the incident and there were no mistakes made.

Diari de Tarragona report that the family has authorised the boy’s organs to be donated after his death.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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