The boy was on holiday with his family when the tragedy unfolded.

A three-year-old Irish toddler who was found unconscious in a pool in Alicante in Spain yesterday morning has died in hospital, reports the

The youngster was holidaying with his family in the Cabo Roig area about 10 kilometres from Torreivieja on the Costa Blanca when the tragedy unfolded.

The boy, who is the youngest in a family of three from Mallow, Co Cork, got in to difficulty in a pool at the Aquamarina urbanisation pool in Oriheula.

Local media said that the boy had left his accommodation and was found minutes later face down in the pool by another holidaymaker, shortly after 8am.

Emergency services were called and the boy was airlifted to hospital by helicopter which landed on a nearby beach.