Update 28 August: The hotel has responded (see comments below) to the report on this website with the following excellent news:

On behalf of the hotel Paradise Park, we would like to inform that the child is in perfect state, safe and sound back in the hotel. The child was reanimated by our lifeguard before the ambulance service arrived. Nevertheless, he was hospitalized as he had to be under observation just for precaution. Likewise we also would like to highlight that the hotel follows the Canarian Community norms and legislation regarding the health and safety aspects of the lifeguard and pools.

Original post 25 August: A three–year-old boy is in hospital this evening after nearly drowning in the Paradise Park hotel’s swimming pool. Emergency services were called out shortly before 1pm after the child was pulled unconscious out of the water, and after stabilizing him at the scene, paramedics transferred him to Hospitén Sur, where he remains in serious condition.

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  1. I sincerely hope that the young lad makes a full recovery.

    Two immediate questions spring to mind: What is a 3 year old doing up and about at 1 pm (especially pool-side)? Where were his guardians?

  2. I agree with Ray in that a) His guardians should have been in total control of this little 3 yr old boy… b) I gather all hotels & touristic complexes now have to have a full-time life guard….where was he at 1pm? & C) Notices – if not already in place around this pool area , advising the guests that chn under the age of 10yrs must be accompanied by an adult – then they certainly should be.

  3. Hi,

    On behalf of the hotel Paradise Park, we would like to inform that the child is in perfect state, safe and sound back in the hotel. The child was reanimated by our lifeguard before the ambulance service arrived. Nevertheless, he was hospitalized as he had to be under observation just for precaution. Likewise we also would like to highlight that the hotel follows the Canarian Community norms and legislation regarding the health and safety aspects of the lifeguard and pools.

    Regards

  4. That is excellent news, thank you very much for clarifying, and for explaining your pool’s situation.

  5. The Lifeguards had to be at swiming pool all the time in timetable service, here hotels imput tasks to Lifeguards where they have to leave swiming pool alone, without security cover, that why People drowns at hotels, because they use Lifeguards to do an other things. Lifeguards are Lifeguards, we stay at our place of work to prevent any inconvenience, no to take the used towells to cleaning room, we save lives and prevent accidents, please to hotels change your mind in this and all Will be better, if we invest in security, we are investing in our future and in safety of our clients. Think about it please!!!!!!

  6. I am the nana of the little boy in the AccIdent myself and my daughter his mum were on holiday with him and unless you were actually there you hav no business making s
    Assumptions about our childcare skills it was a complete accident he took his armbands off to play in the park next to the pool for literally 5 mins he slipped into the pool because he was running as three year olds do !! I hope you realise sad acts like you people who hav too much time on your hands caused my daughter and myself even more distress I sggest you remove your nasty comments asap

  7. Yes, assumptions are completely inappropriate.I’ve just returned from Majorca where my daughter slipped into a pool, all it takes is seconds, and it wasn’t supervised by a lifeguard. We were tending to our toddler who threw up at poolside, and within seconds our 5 yr old sneaked off. I noticed she was gone straight away and found her floating and unconscious. We are responsible parents, took full life vests on hols for each of our children. This cab happen anyone, drowning is not how it appears in the movies. It I a silent act, happens very quickly and can go unnoticed. Next day a toddler was pulled from bottom of pool and needed cpr. Hotel negligent on both counts, lifeguard leaving their stations, and distracted by their mobiles. They did not notice either child in the water, so please refrain from making judgements about the parents

  8. I am very pleased to hear that the little boy has recovered. However the facts are that he nearly drowned. He is only 3 years old and therefore unable to look after himself whether in a swimming pool area or elsewhere. His guardians are responsible for his safety and supervision.

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