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Irish Mirror
Ryan Merrifield

'Serious medical incident' at Center Parcs as child 'pulled from water'

Emergency crews have rushed to the scene of what police described as a "serious medical incident" at a Center Parcs today.

A child was reportedly pulled from the water at the popular holiday resort in Longleat, Wiltshire in the UK just after 11am.

A Center Parcs spokesperson confirmed the incident took place in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise - which includes water rides and slides.

Wiltshire Police 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 (24/12).

"We will provide a further update 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.

An air ambulance is said to have been called to the scene.

Center Parcs told the news outlet: "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."

According to the website, the water park features a wave pool and Wild Water Rapids as well as water play areas and whirlpools.

The Mirror has contacted Center Parcs and South Western Ambulance Service for further information.


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