Boy pulled from sea-water pool is moved to capital
A SCHOOLBOY who was found lying unconscious at the bottom of an outdoor swimming pool was yesterday transferred to one of Scotland’s leading children’s hospitals for treatment.
The 11-year-old boy, a pupil at Ferryhill Primary School in Aberdeen, was pulled from the outdoor sea-water pool at Stonehaven, in Aberdeenshire, on Thursday afternoon.
He was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where his condition was initially said to be “serious”. There has been no update on the unidentified boy’s condition and yesterday he was transferred to Edinburgh’s Sick Children’s Hospital for specialist treatment.
The Health and Safety Executive is leading a detailed investigation into the incident.
Wilfred Weir, Aberdeenshire Council’s head of service for education and leisure, said: “We are taking the investigation very seriously and the pool will remain shut until such time as we are sure it is appropriate to reopen it.
“We are working very closely with the Health and Safety Executive and Grampian Police to try to ascertain the circumstances of the incident.”
The schoolboy is understood to have been one of a party of 24 pupils from Ferryhill who had been at the pool for an end of term trip. He was pulled from the water by lifeguards and a member of the public after being spotted lying unconscious at the bottom of the pool.
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