British boy, 12, drowns in swimming pool during family vacation on French Eurocamp site
British boy, 12, drowns in swimming pool during family vacation at French campsite
- Child died after getting into trouble in the man-made swimming pool on the French campsite
- Lifeguard saw a lifeless body in the water on the grounds of La Croix du Vieux Pont
- The 12-year-old was taken off the scene but was declared dead in the hospital
- Dozens of guests tried to save him when they saw him drown in the pool
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A 12-year-old British schoolboy drowned in a swimming pool at a French campsite.
The child, who is said to be from East Yorkshire but was not mentioned, died after getting into trouble while swimming at the La Croix du Vieux Pont site, about 50 miles northeast of Paris.
Emergency services came on the scene around 6:30 PM local time after a lifeless body was reportedly noticed by a lifeguard.
The boy drowned in a man-made swimming pool at a location close to Disneyland Paris and 50 miles northeast of the capital. He is supposed to come from East Yorkshire and has not yet been mentioned
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth has released a statement stating that they have spoken with the French authorities and supported the family of a child who died in France.
The campsite is about 50 miles northeast of Paris and about an hour's drive from the Disneyland resort of the capital
When they realized that the boy was in trouble, dozens of people climbed to the pool to save him.
The boy was taken off the stage but was later declared dead in the hospital.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth confirmed that they were in contact with the French authorities and & # 39; the family of a British child who died in France & # 39; support.
The site is close to both Paris and Disneyland Paris and offers a range of activities for children, making it a popular family destination for the summer.
The pool is sold as a & # 39; beach lagoon lake & # 39; and is surrounded by an artificial beach.
Parents say their children have been in danger in the same camp
A former guest at La Croix du Vieux Pont said that the depth of the pool was not well indicated and that the park did not take concerns into account.
Jan, a 45-year-old nurse from Durham, told MailOnline: & # 39; We went in July (2016) there were no markers or lifeguard (s) at that time. & # 39;
& # 39; I emailed the park, but as you can see from (their) response, they weren't too concerned. & # 39;
She said her youngest boy & # 39; started screaming (that) he couldn't put his feet down and started holding on to the older one, dragging her down.
& # 39; So (my) husband came in to get them and luckily with them on time, but my husband who was 5ft said he couldn't stand on the bottom, & # 39; she added.
& # 39; It is not really necessary and does not have to be that deep. & # 39;
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