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24th Dec 2022

Boy, four, dies after ‘serious medical incident’ at Center Parcs resort at Longleat

Steve Hopkins

The incident happened shortly after 11am on Christmas Eve morning

A four-year-old boy boy has died at a Center Parcs resort following a serious incident on Saturday, according to reports.

Wiltshire Police confirmed shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday that the boy had died following a “serious medical incident” at Center Parcs Longleast Forest, near Warminster, around 11am today.

The force said the incident was not being “treat as suspicious” and deed that “our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this difficult time”.

Wiltshire Police earlier said: “We’re in attendance at Longleat Center Parcs near Warminster in support of South Western Ambulance Service following reports of a serious medical incident involving a child shortly after 11am today,” a Wiltshire Police spokesman said.

“We will provide a further update when it’s appropriate to do so.”

Center Parcs UK told Sky News: “We can confirm there has been a serious incident in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Longleat Forest this morning and we will update further when it’s appropriate to do so.”

A witness claims the incident involved a young boy in the wave pool.

A woman told The Sun her family watched the horror unfold this morning, with her husband told a boy had been dragged from the water.

She added: “My daughter and son saw it as well – she’s quite upset.”

It’s understood the pool was evacuated and closed.

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