A three-year-old boy has died following an incident in a swimming pool at a hotel while on holiday with his family in East Cork.
The little boy from Templederry in Co Tipperary was staying with his family at the Quality Hotel at Redbarn, 5kms from Youghal when the incident happened before 2pm on Monday.
The boy, who was named locally in Templederry as Ronan Kennedy, was holidaying with his parents, John and Bridget and his two brothers when the tragedy happened.
It’s understood the little boy got into difficulty in the hotel swimming pool and was recovered from the water by two lifeguards who performed CPR on him at the poolside.
The emergency services were notified and a local doctor also attended to the boy and a decision was made to take him by air ambulance Cork University Hospital.