THE family of eight-year-old Blair Scott who was found lying motionless at the bottom of a resort swimming pool on the Costa Blanca has issued an update about his condition this afternoon (Wednesday).
They issued a statement via Benidorm’s British Businesses Association that said, “Blair is still critical but fighting hard. He is currently under sedation.”
Karen Maling Cowles, from the BBBA, said the association is liaising with the family and is offering support to them as Blair lies in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Alicante.
“We are offering our support and pray that young Blair continues to fight and makes a full recovery.”
Eight-year-old Blair was reportedly spotted lying motionless at the bottom of a resort swimming pool at the Magic Robin Hood before being rescued by two holidaymakers on Sunday.
Speaking to the Euro Weekly News this morning, Ivan Munoz, a communications representative on behalf of the resort, said the boy was initially recovered from the water by two females.
He added, “A lifeguard was on duty and commenced immediate CPR to the boy.
“The lifeguard was then joined by others, one being a male UK firefighter who was on holiday. The firefighter took over the situation from the lifeguard until the emergency services arrived.
He confirmed that a defibrillator was available in the hotel reception but was not deployed at the time.
It is believed the other man who administered CPR was an ex-army man who has since flown back to Leeds in the UK.