• The boy, of Dutch nationality, died at the Stella Maris tourist complex.

A four-year-old boy died in a tragic drowning accident in the Stella Maris hotel complex north of San Antonio.

The child was staying with his family on holiday at the Hotel which is very popular with the Dutch market.

For reasons unknown, the child fell into the water shortly after two p.m. according to sources from 061 emergency services.

As soon as the child was taken out of the pool, everything possible was done to revive him through the resuscitation measures, however despite the emergency services stating their advanced life support unit had arrived on scene very quickly, all attempts to save the child’s life failed.

Later in the afternoon the emergency service specialist psychological welfare team attended the hotel to work with the family of the boy.