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Wednesday 24th July 2019

Five-year-old 'who drowned in Greece as parents slept' named

Little Theo Treharne-Jones was on holiday with his family

A five-year-old boy who died on holiday with his family in Greece has been named as Theo Treharne-Jones.

He reportedly died at the Atlantica Holiday Village resort on the island of Kos on Saturday.

Atlantica Holiday Village resort (Credit: First Choice)

It is thought Theo woke earlier than his parents that morning and wandered from their hotel room, then jumped in the pool before breakfast.

Theo's family from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales - parents Nina Treharne and Richard Jones, both 38, and his older sister and younger brother - had visited the resort before.

According to The Sun, which has shared a picture of the young boy, mum Nina told friends: "It was lush, would definitely go back there."

A spokeswoman for holiday operator TUI said: "We are aware of the tragic incident at the Holiday Village Kos, Greece and our thoughts are with the family.

"Our team in resort is currently supporting the family and we will continue to assist in whatever way we can.

"The safety and well-being of our customers and staff is our primary concern and our dedicated resort team is working with the authorities and hoteliers.

We are aware of the tragic incident at the Holiday Village Kos, Greece and our thoughts are with the family.

"As the matter is currently still under investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time".

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office official said: "We are supporting the family of a British child who died in Kos, Greece, and our staff are in touch with the local authorities."

A spokeswoman for holiday operator TUI said: "We are aware of the tragic incident at the Holiday Village Kos, Greece and our thoughts are with the family.

"Our team in resort is currently supporting the family and we will continue to assist in whatever way we can.

"The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is our primary concern and our dedicated resort team is working with the authorities and hoteliers.

"As the matter is currently still under investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time".

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office official said: "We are supporting the family of a British child who died in Kos, Greece, and our staff are in touch with the local authorities."

Merthyr Tydfil Council leader Kevin O'Neill said his "thoughts and prayers" are with Theo's family and siblings who also attend schools in Merthyr.

"It is with great sadness that the local authority has heard of the death of one of its young pupils - Theo Treharne-Jones - whilst on holiday on holiday with his family on Kos," councillor O'Neill said, reports Wales Online.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this tragic time.

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