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3-year-old boy drowns in Leeds swimming pool

David Lloyd pool drowning

Published at 9:17am 22nd April 2018. (Updated at 10:46am 23rd April 2018)

Police are investigating following the tragic death of a three-year-old boy who drowned in a swimming pool in Leeds on Saturday morning.

Officers were called shortly before 9.45am  to the David Lloyd club on Tongue Lane, Leeds, following a report that a child had entered the pool and drowned.

The boy was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers are treating the incident as a tragic accident but are appealing for anyone who was in the pool at the time to make contact.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “This appears to be a tragic accident and are thoughts are with the boy’s family at this extremely difficult time.

“While there is nothing to suggest that the death was suspicious, we do have a duty to investigate the circumstances of what has happened.

“We understand that there were a number of people in the pool at the time who have left the area prior to police arriving at the scene. We would ask these people to come forward to give their accounts of what they have seen and heard.

“Anyone who can assist our enquiries is asked to please call Leeds District CID via 101, quoting log 607 of 21/04.”

In a statement David Lloyd Group said they are deeply saddened by the incident and that their team did all they could to save his life. 

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