A six-year-old British child is reported to be in serious condition in Manacor hospital, after nearly drowning in the swimming pool of a hotel in Cala Mandia. The child, who has not been named, is said to have spent three minutes in cardio-respiratory arrest after being rescued from the bottom of the pool. There was a doctor in the hotel at the time and she gave first aid to the child, who responded to treatment. In view of the seriousness of the child's condition, the Local Police provided an escort, using a “green alert” to open the road for the ambulance, which was escorted by various police motorcyclists. The child was taken to the intensive care unit and no further details have been released. It has been a tragic month on the island, with five deaths by drowning. Victims included a three-year-old child who fell into a swimming pool in Ciutadella, Minorca, a 21-year-old Briton who died in a hotel swimming pool, a 31-year-old German who died in a public swimming pool and two Spaniards, a 21-year-old woman, and a 78-year-old man, who drowned at the beaches of Cala Aubarca and Arenal respectively. In May, a two year old British child was flown to Palma after a pool accident in Minorca.


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