British boy, 4, drowns in pool on holiday in Spain

The family had only just arrived in Alicante for their holiday


British boy, 4, drowns in pool on holiday in Spain

A four-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool at the start of a family holiday in Spain.

The tragic incident occurred in Torrevieja, on the Costa Blanca, and the boy had died by the time emergency services arrived on the scene at the Rocio del Mar complex.

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Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, a source said: "The pool had been closed over the winter. Tiles were changed or there was some kind of maintenance and it had just opened again.

"The area is very popular with tourists, many families. The beach is just 100 metres away."

According to the Guardian, a Foreign Office spokesman said: "Following the death of a British national in Spain, we are providing support to their family. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

The news comes just days after an inquest found the deaths for two British women to be accidental after the drowned during a late-night swim in Spain last year.