Gers: a three-year-old child dies drowned in an inflatable swimming pool

Transported Friday in absolute urgency to a hospital in Toulouse, the child did not survive. According to the investigations, the pool was filled with only 23 centimeters of water.

A three-year-old child died at his parents’ home last Friday, after drowning in an inflatable swimming pool in Gimont, Gers, reports The Midi Dispatch. The firefighters, who arrived at the end of the afternoon, failed to revive the young boy, who was in cardiac arrest. Transported in absolute urgency to the hospital in Toulouse, he did not survive.

“His mother was nearby at the time of the tragedy”

According to the authorities, quoted by the regional daily, the accidental track is privileged. “His mother was nearby at the time of the tragedy”, which took place at the family home, tells France Bleu. But she couldn’t do anything. “Everything went very quickly, as often happens when young children drown.”

Both media indicate that the inflatable pool in which the young boy lost his life was filled with only 23 centimeters.

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