A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy who died following a swimming pool accident on a family holiday in Ilfracombe has been named.
Keenan John Walsh, from Uxbridge, West London, was pulled from the indoor swimming pool at Bicclescombe Grange after nearly drowning on August 23.
He was taken to North Devon District Hospital before being airlifted to Bristol Children’s Hospital where his life support machine was switched off a day later.
An inquest into the circumstances surrounding his death was opened and adjourned by the Avon coroner and a full hearing will be held after an investigation has been completed.
The four-star Bicclescombe Grange complex, situated on the outskirts of Ilfracombe, is owned by Andrew and Allison Swinton.
Mr Swinton said: "We were in Italy at the time. We came back on the Tuesday morning and found out then.
"It is a tragic occurrence.”
Mr Swinton said Health and Safety officers had visited the premises following the boy’s death and confirmed they were happy with the facilities.
"It is a very secure pool with double locked doors," added Mr Swinton.
"We have got all the signage up we should have. We do not know how it happened."
Jeremy Mann, head of environmental health and housing services at North Devon Council, also said officers had visited the scene.
He said: "We have been informed of the tragic incident, which is currently being investigated by the police."
"We have visited the site in support of the ongoing police investigation, but are unable to make any further comment at this time."