A ten-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a villa near Moraira last Thursday, the authorities have confirmed.
The tragedy happened on the Cami Vell del Portet and the ambulance service confirmed that when they arrived the youngster was unresponsive, although every effort was made to revive him. The dead child, who had an unspecified disability, was part of a French family who was on holiday in the area.
Two days after this incident a two-year-old boy was pulled from another private pool in Elda; his condition was described as serious and he had been close to drowning. The toddler received emergency medical treatment and was later transferred to the children’s intensive care unit at Elda Hospital.