Who is Bobby Watson?
Bobby Watson a British boy died in front of his shocked parents after falling into a swimming pool at a Thailand water park.
Yesterday afternoon, he dropped into a flume landing area at the Blue Tree Waterpark in Phuket.
Bobby Watson Age
Bobby Watson was 3 years old.
British boy Drowns at Thai waterpark after falling into the flume slide ‘landing area’
Yesterday afternoon, Bobby Watson slipped into the flume landing area at the Blue Tree Waterpark in Phuket.
Lifeguards dragged the struggling toddler out of the water and performed CPR at the poolside, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Bobby was in the water park with his older brother Billy, seven, and his parents William and Sumitra, 35.
British boy, three, drowns at Thai waterpark after falling into the flume slide ‘landing area’
Bobby Watson slipped into the water at the Blue Tree Waterpark in Phuket pic.twitter.com/W92MkatzIW
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Police said they received a call at around 4.30pm to say that a young boy was unconscious after falling into the pool at the water park.
They said that when paramedics arrived, they brought the boy to the edge of a pool, which was around four feet deep.
Paramedics rushed Bobby to Thalang Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Police Captain Yanpatr Malai from the Thalong district station said: ‘The boy’s mother and father were very upset yesterday, they could not believe their son was gone.
‘There were also many tourists gathered around the pool who were shocked by the incident.
‘The staff said that the boy had been brought from the bottom of the pool in an unconscious state. He was given treatment at the scene and taken to hospital but died later.’
The Blue Tree Water Park, which opened in mid-2019, said in a statement yesterday that they are ‘deeply distressed’.
They said: ‘We are deeply distressed to say that there was a tragic accident today, February 23, at Blue Tree, Phuket.
‘A three year old boy wandered into the Landing Pool area of the busy slide area this afternoon.
‘He stumbled and fell under water after which he was spotted by one of the lifeguards on duty who came to his immediate assistance.
‘He was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and rushed to Talang Hospital by an ambulance that arrived promptly after being called.
‘Sadly he could not be revived. The Landing Pool area is strictly for those coming down the slides.
‘Sunday is a very busy day. There are highly-trained life guards positioned at the bottom of the slides to watch people coming down for the purpose of ensuring their safety.
‘His parents are understandably devastated and we continue to offer our support in any way possible. We are all deeply upset by this extremely sad incident.’