A four-year-old boy has died in hospital after being found in a holiday park swimming pool after organisers from a drugs rehab charity said something went “horrifically wrong”. It is understood the boy, believed to be from Devon, was at the end of a week-long holiday with his family organised by the charity Devon Narcotics Anonymous when he was reported missing.
Emergency services were called to Knapp House Activity Centre, in Bideford, Devon, and the boy was taken to hospital, but he could not be saved. A Devon and and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Following an extensive search assisted by the Police Helicopter, the child was located in a swimming pool at the site and taken to North Devon District Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The boy’s next of kin have been informed and enquiries continue. ”
A Devon Narcotics Anonymous Campout Committee spokesman said: “One of the activities we organise with Knapp House is the supervised use of their swimming pool with their trained lifeguards. Very tragically today something has gone horrifically wrong and a young child of one of our members drowned in the pool.”