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A four year old boy who died in a swimming pool incident at a luxury holiday home, has been named. Keenan John Walsh, from Uxbridge, had been on holiday with his family at the Bicclescombe Grange in Ilfracombe, North Devon.
Keenan was pulled unconscious from an indoor pool and was taken to a local hospital. He was transferred to Bristol Children's Hospital where his life support machine was switched off on August 24th.
An inquest was opened and adjourned by the Avon coroner and a full hearing will be held after an investigation has been completed.
60 years ago John Fowler bought a caravan, pitched it in a Cornish field and advertised for holidaymakers to visit.
Today his firm employs 1,000 people and can accommodate 15,000 visitors at any one time.
Mr Fowler told our Business Correspondent Seth Conway that it's all down to changing with the times.
An investigation is underway into the death of a 4-year-old boy who suffered a heart attack after being pulled from a swimming pool near Ilfracombe.
He was taken to North Devon Hospital and transferred to Bristol Children's Hospital where he later died.
The boy was on holiday with his family at Bicclescombe Grange holiday home and had been in the indoor swimming pool.
The police say the circumstances aren't known but don't believe the incident is suspicious.
It is understood the boy was on holiday with his family.
Police said the youngster was pulled from the swimming pool at Bicclescombe Grange near Ilfracombe on Friday at around 4.30pm.
He was taken to North Devon District Hospital and then airlifted to Bristol Children's Hospital, but later died.
The owners of the hotel, who were away at the time of the accident, said the Health and Safety Executive has examined the pool and found nothing untoward.
A police spokesman has said this is a very tragic incident and the circumstances are not known at this time but there is nothing to suggest this is suspicious.
– Andrew and Allison Swinton, owners.
We are very distressed at what's happened and are still reeling with the shock.
This is a terrible tragedy and my understanding is that this is a tragic accident.
All our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."