A 15 year old boy has died in hospital in Madrid having been underwater for more than 5 minutes in the municipal swimming pool in Arganda del Rey, according to a spokesperson from the Madrid Emergency services.
At around 17.45 SUMMA (Emergency Medical Services of Madrid) received a call about the drowning and sent out a medical team by helicopter to the swimming pool in san Sebastion street in Madrid.
Here they they met the lifeguards administering CPR to the child , with the help of a defibrilator.
The SUMMA medical team continued with the CPR and the boy momentarily got a pulse, but then once again stopped breathing.
After being intubated he was taken to the Twelfth of October (the hospital) by helicopter , where he was placed in ICU.
The medical centre has confirmed that he then died. The boy was playing in the water with friends before the accident.
Suddenly his friends lost sight of him and told the lifeguard who rescued the boy from the water and started resuscitation.
According to witnesses he may have been under the water in the pool for more than 5 minutes.