Irish boy 'critical' after Spanish swimming pool rescue

The young lad, believed to be three-years-old, was pulled from the pool of an apartment complex at around 9am local this this morning.

According to the Irish Mirror, authorities received a call just after 8am saying that a child been found floating face-down in a swimming pool in one of the villas.

The person who discovered him pulled him from the water before emergency services were contacted.

It is understood the family had just finished breakfast when the incident occurred.

A helicopter was moved to the site, whose medical team joined a local doctor and SAMU paramedics already in attendance as they performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation manoeuvres for over an hour.

Medics found the tot, believed to be from Cork, "very cold" but resuscitated him until his vital signs improved, local media reported.

"It's shocking, but emergency services were great".

He is said to be in an extreme "critical condition".

The boy was transferred to Alicante General Hospital where his condition is understood to be critical.

"The air ambulance crew which attended the boy and transported him to the hospital later tweeted: ".we want a speedy and satisfactory recovery of the patient.