A TEENAGE boy has died after he was sucked into pipes at a public fountain in Spain when his friends fiddled with the controls.
The tragic incident took place in the city of Mostoles in the central Spanish Community of Madrid when a group of youngsters were playing in the fountain at Finca Liana Mostoles Park.
The 16-year-old lad, who has yet to be named publicly, is believed to have been relaxing in the 12-inch-deep pool where swimming is prohibited.
But the day took a horrifying turn when some of his mates who he was messing around with went to the fountain’s control panel and turned up the water pressure.
This then sucked him into the pipe below.
When it was clear what had happened, the boy's friends scrambled to help him but were unable to.
They then called emergency services who took 50 minutes to free the boy from the fountain pipe.
The medics tried to revive him for over half-an-hour but were unsuccessful.
A preliminary investigation suggested the teens removed a mesh cover over the controls, allowing them to access to the water pressure system.
A psychiatric team has visited the mother’s house to inform her about her son’s death and offer support.
The centre-right Popular Party in Mostoles asked the council to check all the security panels of the city’s fountains to prevent a similar incident.
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