Irish boy dies after Spanish swimming pool rescue

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A three-year-old boy from Ireland who was critically ill following an incident at a swimming pool in Spain has died.

The alert was raised at 09:15 local time on Monday at the Aldeas de Aguamarina Villas in Cabo Roig, about 50km south of Alicante.

According to local media, the child was spotted unconscious in the pool.

Police said he was airlifted to hospital after attempts to resuscitate him.

However, he died on Tuesday, the Guardia Civil confirmed.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family.