Tayside and Central Scotland

Boy critical after Arbroath swimming pool accident

A six-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being pulled unconscious from the bottom of a swimming pool in Arbroath.

The youngster was found shortly before 1500 BST on Saturday at the Red Lion Caravan Park's leisure centre.

The boy, who is understood to be local to the area, was resuscitated at the scene and then taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Tayside Police said that the child's condition was critical.

A spokeswoman for the caravan park said the boy was in the swimming pool with his mother and two other children.

She said: "It seems he suffered some kind of medical episode and was underwater for a short while.

"This is currently the extent of our knowledge. Our thoughts are with the boy and his family."

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