Boy, 4, dies in Center Parcs Christmas Eve tragedy after serious incident

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    A boy has died after a horror incident at Center Parcs Longleat Forest, near Warminster, this morning,

    The four-year-old was involved in a "serious medical incident" Wiltshire Police said earlier today, but have now confirmed the death.

    The exact nature of the incident has not been detailed, but it happened at around 11am today with ambulance crews attending alongside the police.

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    A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said on social media site Twitter: “Sadly, it has been confirmed that a four-year-old boy has died following an incident at Center Parcs Longleat Forest near Warminster shortly after 11am this morning (December 24).

    “This is not being treated as suspicious.

    “Our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this difficult time.”

    According to the Irish Mirror, a child was reportedly pulled from the water at the swimming pool just after 11am, and a witness claimed the incident involved a young boy in the wave pool.

    Center Parcs UK did confirm the “serious incident” took place in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise swimming pool – which is a giant indoor pool surrounded by palm trees, rocks and more.

    It also has a wave pool and water slides.

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    A map of the subtropical swimming pool shows that the wave pool is located by the area's welcome desk and Venture Bay, as well as near the giant Typhoon water side.

    THere is also a large "flume" going from one pool to another large partially outdoor swimming pool next to it.

    Center Parcs own website describes the place as being "situated in the beautiful and historic Longleat Estate".

    They add: "(It has) Longleat Forest’s rolling hills, valleys and towering trees make for spectacular scenery and striking views."

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