Six-year-old British boy drowns in swimming pool in Majorca

Six-year-old British boy drowns in swimming pool while on family holiday in Majorca after ‘parents lost sight of him for a couple of minutes’

  • The boy drowned Sunday in a pool at the unnamed hotel in the resort of Sa Coma
  • The alarm was sounded around 5.30pm when the boy’s parents lost sight of him
  • They were unable to find him for a few minutes before he was spotted in the pool
  • Efforts to revive the boy – said to be from Northern Ireland – were unsuccessful

A six-year-old British boy has reportedly died in a swimming pool near the Love Island villa in Majorca.

The youngster drowned on Sunday afternoon in the pool at the unnamed hotel in the resort of Sa Coma.

He was on holiday with his family at the hotel, around a 20-minute drive from the Love Island villa close to Sant Llorenc des Cardassar.

The alarm was sounded around 5.30pm. Local reports said his parents lost sight of him for a few minutes before he was spotted in the pool.

Efforts to revive him at the scene proved unsuccessful.

Island newspapers say the youngster was from Northern Ireland. Police could not be immediately reached this morning for comment.

The youngster drowned on Sunday afternoon in the pool at the unnamed hotel in the resort of Sa Coma (pictured,file photo). He was on holiday with his family at the hotel, around a 20-minute drive from the Love Island villa close to Sant Llorenc des Cardassar

The tragedy comes after a British toddler drowned last month in a swimming pool accident on the Costa Blanca. 

Freddie Joseph Briggs died in the pool at his parents’ home in the village of Aigues near Benidorm on May 25, leading the local council to declare three days of mourning.

The child’s father Marc Briggs, known to friends as Briggsy and thought to be from Mansfield, Notts, and Belfast-born mother Jane Mohan had moved to the Costa Blanca shortly before the tragedy. 

Tributes were paid to the 19-month-old boy at his funeral service, held at a church in Belfast where he was christened before he was buried at a nearby cemetery.

Father Thomas McGlynn told mourners at the service the youngster brought happiness to those around him and enjoyed his short life ‘to the very full.’ 

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