A four-year-old boy who was critically injured in an incident at a swimming pool at a holiday park in Cumbria has died in hospital. The boy, who has not been named, was hurt at Old Park Wood static caravan and holiday par,k in Grange-over-Sands, just before 4pm local time on Monday afternoon (8 August).
Two ambulances from the North West Ambulance Service went to the site. Police arrived at around 4.40 pm before the boy was taken to Furness General Hospital. From there, he was rushed to Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The BBC reported that the toddler was thought to be staying with his family at Old Park Wood, which is set within the grounds of Holker Estate. The park is described as luxurious on its website and boasts a heated indoor swimming pool.
Before news emerged that the boy had died, Duncan Peake, chief executive of the Holker Group, told the North West Evening Mail: "Our thoughts are with the family of the young boy. We know very little at this moment. The police are setting up an investigation, and will issue a statement soon. The holiday park remains open."
Cumbria Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the boy's death, and there are no reports of any arrests. In a statement, police said: "Police can confirm that the 4-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."
Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to Barrow CID, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.