BREAKING: British boy, 5, dead after collapsing at Magaluf hotel

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Paramedics managed to recover the youngster’s pulse during a near hour-long drama on Saturday when he went into cardiac arrest at the four-star Sol Barbados Hotel after falling unwell.

Police helped closed off roads so an ambulance could get him to Son Espases Hospital in the Majorcan capital Palma as quickly as possible.

Today officials confirmed he had died at the hospital the same day he was admitted.

No information has been released about the possible cause of his death and whether it was linked to an existing health condition or not.

The youngster has not been named.

Local media reported the youngster had been complaining of stomach pains and had been vomiting before he collapsed.

It also said his parents had decided to give him a paracetamol before he took a turn for the worse.

Several police patrols and at least three ambulances responded to an emergency call from the hotel, which is understood to have been made just before midday on Friday after a doctor was called.

Paramedics reportedly managed to recover the boy’s pulse using CPR after arriving to find the doctor and local police assisting him, but he is said to have still been unconscious when he was rushed to Son Espases Hospital with a police escort in a “critical condition.”

Local police in the capital Palma were also drafted in to help their colleagues in the neighbouring municipality of Calvia, which covers the resort of Magaluf, and clear roads to make sure the ambulance carrying the youngster reached hospital as soon as possible.

Majorca media did not publish the nationality of the youngster, but well-placed sources confirmed on Saturday he was British.

It was not made clear on the day how long he had been without a pulse and what could have caused the boy to collapse.

Officials have not confirmed if a routine court investigation has been launched, which would be normal practice where a child has died.

There is nothing at this stage to indicate there is anything suspicions about the boy’s death.

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Additional reporting by Gerard Couzens.

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