Sympathies have been offered to the family of a three-year-old boy from Mallowwho lost his fight for life after a tragic accident while on holiday with his family in Spain.
Avery James Greene is believed to have been on holidays with his mother, grandfather and two sisters when the incident occurred.
The child was discovered face down in a pool at the Aldeas del Aguamarina resort in Cabo Roig near Alicante just after 8am Irish time on Monday morning.
It is understood the family had just finished breakfast when they discovered the boy was missing.
Emergency services and police from Orihuela arrived on the scene shortly after being alerted as a family member performed CPR. An air ambulance crew then arrived and worked to stabilise the boy’s condition for two hours to which he responded positively.
He was then airlifted to Hospital de Alicante where he was admitted to an intensive care unit.
He later died surrounded by his family.
The boy’s father was due to fly out to spend the rest of the holiday with the family.
The boy is understood to have been living in Mallow with his parents Eric and Amanda Greene and their two older daughters.
The grandparents of the boy, Jim and Olive Greene run the Beer Garden pub in Turner’s Cross.
City councillor Paudie Dineen, who knows both sides of the family personally, has said that the whole community is in shock at the tragic news and that his thoughts and prayers and the thoughts and prayers of the whole community are with both families at this very difficult time.
“We know the parents and both the families very well. They were on holidays and this is a tragic accident that unfolded. It’s so, so tragic. Everyone in the area is upset I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families.
“They are a very good family. We are so, so sorry to hear of their loss and our prayers and thoughts are with the families at this time,” Mr Dineen added.
Police in the area have now launched an investigation into the circumstances around the accidental death. The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance.