A six-year-old boy drowned in the swimming pool of a waterpark at Smallville Complex in Mandurriao district, Iloilo City on Monday afternoon.
Alexander Delay of Barangay San Isidro, La Paz district was brought to the Medicus Medical Center where the attending physician pronounced him dead-on-arrival.
According to police investigator Chief Master Sergeant Christopher Juarez, the victim was swimming in the pool with his mother and other relatives.
The mother later sought help from the lifeguards because her son went missing.
The body of Delay was later found at the bottom of the four-foot deep pool of the Westown Hotel’s El Dorado Waterpark at around 2:50 p.m., police said.
Meanwhile, there were reports that the recent incident was not first in the said waterpark.
In May 2010, a five-year-old boy from Iloilo province’s Cabatuan town was found floating in one of the pools of at the waterpark./WDJ