British boy, three, dies at water park in Thailand

A British boy has died after falling into a swimming pool at a water park in Thailand, local police have confirmed.

Lifeguards attempted to resuscitate three-year-old Bobby Watson after he slipped and fell into a waterslide landing area at the Blue Tree park in Phuket on Sunday, the resort said.

The Foreign Office said its consular officials were ready to provide support to UK citizens when needed.

In a statement, the park said lifeguards gave the boy mouth-to-mouth after the incident, before he was taken by ambulance, to Thalang hospital - about four miles away.

"Sadly, he could not be revived," the park said.

Blue Tree park

It added: "The landing pool area is strictly for those coming down the slides. There are highly-trained life guards positioned at the bottom of the slides to watch people coming down for the purpose of ensuring their safety.

"Sunday is a very busy day. There are highly-trained life guards positioned at the bottom of the slides to watch people coming down for the purpose of ensuring their safety.

"His parents are understandably devastated and we continue to offer our support in any way possible. We are all deeply upset by this extremely sad incident."

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