A three-year-old British boy is in intensive care after an accident on Wednesday in a swimming pool on the Northern Costa Blanca.

The unnamed boy’s parents raised the alarm after discovering him in the pool of their villa. Police managed to revive him using a defibrillator after reaching the scene and discovering he was unconscious and had no pulse.

The youngster was taken to Denia’s Marina Salud hospital, before he was transferred to hospital in Valencia, where his condition described yesterday was ‘serious but stable’.