Two-year-old dies after fall through broken fence in Marbella

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The incident occurred in central Marbella.

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy has died in Marbella following an accident shortly after his father collected him from nursery on Friday, October 7.

The infant fell three metres from a section of pavement with a missing railing in the La Patera neighbourhood.

He suffered a serious head injury, and although doctors at the Malaga Maternal and Children’s Hospital were able to keep him alive for three days, he eventually succumbed just after 6pm on Monday.

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The tragedy occurred when his police officer father collected him from nursery at 3pm on Friday, with the two then heading towards the family car, which was parked a few hundred metres away.

As they approached Calle Conde de Casal, where the street widens into a small square, the child apparently ran away from his father in the direction of the fence, which overlooks a car park, before crashing through the small space left by the absent barrier.

The father managed to get a local resident to stop his car and rush them to the Costa del Sol Hospital, where medics made the decision to airlift the child to Malaga.

He remained in intensive care without regaining consciousness before he died.

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  1. Not that I would want it to be at the level of the cotton-wool wrapped UK but H&S here is pretty appalling.

    Three months ago our four-year-old fell 2m from a playground tower, with no barriers, on the beach in Sabinillas. He broke his collarbone and fractured his skull but luckily was OK thanks to Helicopteros Sanitarios’ amazingly quick response, the Costa del Sol Hospital and Hospital Materno-Infantil in Malaga.

    Thankfully, after several requests, Manilva Town Hall did put barriers around it to stop it happening again.

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