A four-year-old boy has died after an incident at a Center Parcs resort, police said.
Iltshire Police said officers visited the leisure complex in Longleat, Wiltshire, on Christmas Eve morning to support the South West Ambulance Service.
Holidaymakers said the swimming pool was closed due to a “serious medical incident”.
“Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that a four-year-old boy has died following an incident at Center Parcs Longleat Forest, near Warminster, just after 11am this morning,” said a Wiltshire Police spokesman.
“This will not be treated as suspicious.
“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this difficult time.”
Short break company Center Parcs UK and Ireland operates six holiday parks, including one in Longford Forest.
A holidaymaker who stayed at Center Parcs over Christmas told the PA news agency: ‘Luckily we didn’t see anything. We noticed a large crowd leaving the square.
“We went back to our lodge to have lunch before swimming. I checked my phone and saw the pool was closed due to an incident.
“Obviously that was all we originally knew.
“Place is fully open, parc mart, souvenir shops etc – there is only a temporary barrier to the entrance to the pool itself.”
The Midlands mother-of-five said the resort had publicly announced that the subtropical swimming paradise would remain closed on Christmas Eve.
“If I hadn’t been in the group or seen the announcement on the news, I wouldn’t have been the wiser,” she said.
“It’s very quiet though… It says there will be an announcement regarding the pool later today.”
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/boy-4-dies-after-incident-in-center-parcs-resort-42242893.html Boy (4) dies after incident at Center Parcs Resort