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01st Jun 2022

Investigation underway following death of 6-year-old boy in Offaly hotel

His death is currently being treated as a tragic accident.

An investigation is taking place following the death of a 6-year-old boy at a hotel in Co. Offaly over the weekend.

As RTÉ reports, the child passed away after getting into difficulty while swimming in the pool at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday.

The child was taken to Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin where he later passed away.

It is understood that his death is being treated as a tragic accident.

A file is currently being prepared for the Coroner’s Court and the Health and Safety Authority is aware of the incident and enquires into it are being made.

In a statement, the management at Tullamore Court Hotel offered their condolences to the boy’s family.

They said: “We offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones at this difficult time. The thoughts of all our team are with them. We would ask everyone to please respect their privacy.

“We have no further comment at present.”