Boy (6) dies after struggling in hotel pool

A six-year-old boy died after struggling at a hotel pool on Sunday evening.

The child was using the pool at the Tullamore Court Hotel in Co Offaly when the incident happened.

He was rushed to Midlands Regional Hospital and was later transferred to a Crumlin Hospital in Dublin.

The little boy tragically passed away today.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are carrying out investigations.

The management of the Tullamore Court Hotel has expressed its sympathy to the little boy’s family.

The hotel confirmed there had been an incident at the hotel’s swimming pool and said emergency services responded quickly.

In a statement, the hotel said: “It is with great sadness that we were informed that the child passed away on Tuesday May 31. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones at this difficult time. The thoughts of our entire team are with them and we ask that everyone please respect their privacy.

A garda spokesperson said: ‘The Gardaí are investigating the death of a six-year-old male child following an incident at Co Offaly premises on Sunday 29th May 2022.

“The child was taken to Children’s Health Ireland in Crumlin, where they later died. A case will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court. No other information is available.”

An HSA spokesperson told the Tullamore Grandstand today: “I can confirm that the HSA is aware of this incident and relevant investigations are ongoing.”

Local sources said the tragedy happened after the boy got into trouble at the hotel pool on Sunday night

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