12-year-old dies from injuries after falling into pool at Bedok condo

December 13, 2018
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There was a play fight between a 12-year-old twin by the swimming pool of Waterfront Gold condominium in Bedok Reservior Road. The twin boys were wrestling by the poolside when the older boy slipped and fell into the deep end.

The police were alerted to a case of drowning at 756 Bedok Reservoir Road at around 2.30pm on Monday.

The boy was taken unconscious to Changi General Hospital, where he died from his injuries. The Straits Times understands that the boy’s grandfather, whom the twins were visiting, tried to rescue him from the pool, but failed.

The police are investigating the cause of this unnatural death as there was blood on the boy’s body but the bleeding was unknown.

According to a 2016 report by the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, it showed that the number of near-drowning cases involving children had increased greatly from 2011 to 2015.

There were 104 cases of near-drowning incidents and 10 deaths within the reported five-year period. According to the report, most of the cases involved children aged between one and six, with all the reported deaths having occurred in private swimming pools.

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