Toddler critical after pool incident

A two-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being found unconscious at the bottom of a Hampshire swimming pool during England's opening World Cup match.

The toddler was found submerged in the pool at the Abshot Country Club near Fareham, on Saturday night.

A doctor treated him before he was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance where he was in intensive care with his family by his side.

A rapid response unit arrived within four minutes of the 999 call at 7.40pm on Saturday, South Central Ambulance said.

It is understood Hampshire Police are investigating the incident, which happened shortly after England kicked off against the United States in South Africa.

The country club has declined to comment.

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