Irish youngster fighting for his life after being found unconscious in Spanish swimming pool
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Irish youngster fighting for his life after being found unconscious in Spanish swimming pool

AN IRISH boy was rushed to hospital in Spain and is reportedly fighting for his life after being found unconscious in a swimming pool.

The child was discovered shortly after 8am local time by a passerby in Cabo Roig, near Alicante on the East coast of Spain.

Reports of the boy’s age tend to differ. Some are suggesting the boy is as young as three-years-old, while others are reporting that he is as old as six.

According to the Irish Mirror, authorities received a call just after 8am saying that a child been found floating face-down in a swimming pool in one of the villas.

The boy was apparently spotted falling in by neighbours, who then contacted emergency services.

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It’s understood that the boy had just had breakfast with his family, before going missing.

A woman, believed to be a family member, performed CPR on the child before emergency services arrived.

Local police were quickly on the scene and tended to the child before taking him to a nearby hospital via helicopter which had landed on a nearby beach.

It’s believed that the boy had a faint pulse and was breathing as he was airlifted to hospital.

“They were working on him for two hours before transferring him to the hospital in Alicante,” a local told reporters.

“It’s shocking, but emergency services were great.”

The child is now in a critical condition in the hospital and remains on life support.

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His family, who are with him at the hospital, are believed to be from Cork.