The medical helicopter that transferred the child to the Materno Infantil hospital in Malaga landed in the city's Guadalmedina riverbed.

Two-year-old child in critical condition after being pulled from swimming pool

The youngster was transferred by air ambulance from a residential development in Coín to a hospital intensive care unit in Malaga city

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

A two-year-old child has been admitted to the Materno Infantil hospital in Malaga city in critical condition, after being rescued with signs of drowning from a swimming pool at a property on the outskirts of Coín.

The incident happened on Saturday, 4 June, on the Sierra Gorda residential development in Coín. The 112 Andalucía emergency services coordination centre received a call saying that a two-year-old youngster had fallen into the water in a swimming at a house located on calle Alcalá del Valle.

Danish

According to SUR sources, it was the child’s own relatives who pulled the child from the pool. However, the youngster, of Danish nationality, did not respond and was apparently in cardiorespiratory arrest.

Health services, Guardia Civil and Local Police were notified, but due to the seriousness of the child's condition, was transferred by air ambulance to Malaga city.

After the aircraft landed in the Guadalmedina riverbed, the child was transferred to the Materno Infantil hospital and admitted directly to the intensive care unit, in a critical condition.