Vijayapura: Seven-year-old drowns in hotel swimming pool

Daijiworld Media Network - Vijayapura (SP)

Vijayapura, May 18: A seven-year-old boy lost his life after he drowned in the swimming pool of a private hotel in the city on Wednesday May  17. The victim has been identified as Abhishek Balu Chavan (7) from Hanchinala in the taluk.

Abhishek, who was driven by the ambition of learning to swim had approached the swimming pool of the hotel and had paid the fee as prescribed. When he ventured into the pool, there were no coaches around. Moreover, the hotel staff had failed to provide him with protective swimming gear.

The boy was struggling to save himself after drowning in the pool when the hotel staff brought him out and tried to admit  him into a hospital. However, he breathed his last when being taken to hospital, it is gathered.

Rural police here have registered a case and begun investigation.