Tragedy as boy, 10, drowns in a caravan park swimming pool as his family ate dinner nearby
- A 10-year-old boy drowned on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria on Friday
- He was rushed from the Capel Caravan Park pool to hospital around 6.20pm
- His family were said to have been eating dinner near the pool while he swam
A boy has drowned in a swimming pool at a caravan park on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
The 10-year-old child was found unresponsive in the Capel Caravan Park’s pool in Capel Sound about 6.20pm on Friday.
His family is understood to have been sharing a meal nearby while he was swimming.
A 10-year-old boy drowned in Capel Caravan Park’s pool in the Mornington Peninsula on Friday night while his family ate dinner nearby
Paramedics took him to hospital in a critical condition, where he later died, police say.
Peter Nilsson, from the caravan park, said their thoughts were with the boy’s family.
‘We have contacted the family directly to express our deepest condolences and to offer any support and assistance that we can immediately and in the coming days,’ he said.
Support and professional counselling is being provided for residents, guests and staff after the ‘distressing swimming pool incident’, while the park assists police.
The full circumstances are not yet known and the park is assisting police with its probe.
Paramedics rushed the boy to hospital in a critical condition where he died