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British-Thai boy drowns at Blue Tree water park, Phuket

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3 year old drowns at Blue Tree water park, Phuket

By The Thaiger

 

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A three year old drowned yesterday at the recently opened Blue Tree water park and entertainment facility in Cherngtalay, Phuket. Although details are sketchy at this stage it appears the young boy, with a British father and Thai mother, wandered into one of the pools unattended yesterday afternoon.

 

The incident is said to have happened in the Landing Pool, an area at the bottom of the water slides.

 

Efforts to revive the boy were unsuccessful. It’s also understood that the distraught parents visited the Thalang Police Station last night.

 

This is the state released by the management of Blue Tree Phuket, published in full…

 

“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.

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/3-year-old-drowns-at-blue-tree-water-park-phuket

 

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12 minutes ago, webfact said:

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.

Obviously not as highly trained as they think!

 

This sort of incident should not be happening at water parks such as this and as usual in Thailand safety is sadly lacking, though it also begs the question what were the parents doing letting a three year old loose in such a place.

 

RIP to the child.

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14 hours ago, webfact said:

unattended

Says it all; Only mom and dad are to blame as they are completely unresponsible parents...

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I am torn between enormous sympathy because they have lost a child in terrible circumstances, but burdened into asking the question, What the hell were they doing and thinking allowing a 3 year old to wander off?

 

 

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I didn't realise, that is Will's little one. Really sad, keep strong.

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