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Thursday 12th December 2019

Brit boy, 5, dies after collapsing at four-star hotel in Magaluf

He went into cardiac arrest

A British boy of five has died after being rushed to hospital from a hotel in Magaluf.

The child reportedly went into cardiac arrest at the four-star Sol Barbados Hotel after becoming ill.

The boy collapsed on holiday (Credit: Sol Barbados Hotel)

Paramedics managed to recover the lad’s pulse and police closed off roads so they could transport him to hospital in Majorca’s capital city, Palma, as quickly as possible.

But officials confirmed he had died at the hospital.

The identity of the child has not been revealed, and details surrounding the cause of death have not been disclosed.

Local newspaper Cronica Balear reported on Saturday the child had been complaining of stomach pains and had been vomiting before he collapsed.

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It also claimed that his parents had decided to give him a paracetamol before he became sicker.

Several local police patrols and at least three ambulances responded to an emergency call from the hotel, which is understood to have been made just before midday on Friday after a doctor was called.

Paramedics reportedly managed to recover the boy’s pulse using CPR after arriving to find the doctor and local police attending to him.

It is understood he was still unconscious when he was rushed to Son Espases Hospital with a police escort in a critical condition.

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Local police in the capital Palma were also drafted in to help their colleagues in the neighbouring municipality of Calvia, which covers the resort of Magaluf, and clear roads to make sure the ambulance carrying the youngster reached hospital as soon as possible.

Cronica Balear did not publish the nationality of the youngster, but sources confirmed he was British.

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