Brit boy, 3, drowns at Thai waterpark after ‘slipping into flume landing pool’

A British boy has died after drowning at a water park in Thailand aged three, according to reports.

It is understood the boy was at the Blue Tree Water Park in Phuket on Sunday afternoon.

He was reportedly seen running around the edge of the pool before slipping into the landing area of a flume.

Lifeguards saw the struggling toddler and dragged him the from the water.

They performed CPR at the poolside before an ambulance arrived but he was later pronounced dead at hospital.

Police Captain Yanpatr Malai from the Thalong district station said: "The boy's mother and father were very upset yesterday, they could not believe their son was gone."

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Police said they received a call at around 4:30pm to say that a young boy was unconscious after falling into the pool at the water park.

They said that when paramedics arrived, they found the parents "crying uncontrollably" at the edge of a pool, which was around 120cm deep.

The boy was unconscious when he was brought to the side of the pool.

Paramedics rushed the child to Thalang Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

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Police Captain Yanpatr added: "There were also many tourists gathered around the pool who were shocked by the incident.

"The mother and father were sitting crying at the edge of the pool uncontrollably."

Daily Star Online has approached the Foreign Office for comment.

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