A four-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool in Nerja.
His family, from northern Europe, had just arrived in Malaga to spend some holiday time.
The boy died in the Hospital Materno Infantil de Malaga after accidentally falling into a private swimming pool in the chalet his family had rented in Nerja.
He is the fourth drowning victim so far this month in the province of Malaga.
The family had just arrived and were celebrating the birthday of one of the boy’s grandfathers when he fell into the pool and was under the water for only a few seconds before a family member dived in to rescue him.
His mother, who does not speak Spanish, asked the neighbours for help and they called the emergency services and the Local Police in Nerja.
The emergency service workers tried to revive him via cardiopulmonary assistance as he was in a very serious condition. When he was stable they took him to the hospital where he was immediately placed in the intensive care unit. He died a few days later.
Other drownings in the province include a 53 year-old British man who drowned off the beach in Carvajal and just last week another British man was found drowned in his hotel pool in Torremolinos.
A 60-year-old man was found drowned off the coast of Los Alamos a few days later.