The emergency department at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

He’s been named locally as Josh Hill.

The boy who tragically drowned in Co. Louth yesterday has been locally named as Josh Hill.

The 10-year-old was at his home in Carlingford where it is believed he was in the hot tub at the time of the incident, reports

Paramedics rushed to the scene, but he was pronounced dead in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Local councillor Emma Coffey says it was a tragic accident.

“Look, it’s absolutely devastating,” said Ms Coffey. “I’m absolutely so sorry for the family of that young boy.

“This is the summer. Summer day, as all young children do, out playing and unfortunately just such a tragic accident that can easily happen.

“And unfortunately did happen, my sympathies go to the family of that poor boy. I hope that he rests in peace.”