Four-year-old British boy drowns in pool at hotel in Kos

The family were staying at a resort on nthe Greek island of Kos

A four-year-old British boy on holiday in Greece with his family has drowned at a hotel in Kos after jumping into the pool.

He is reported to have woken early before his parents woke up and gone to the swimming pool at the Atlantica Holiday Village resort.

He was given CPR after being rescued, but is believed to have died before emergency services arrived at the hotel on Saturday morning.

His parents and the hotel manager were subsequently arrested bybthe police on suspicion of manslaughter and endangering the life of a minor.

A spokesman for the local police told the Sun newspaper: "It is common for next of kin to be arrested in such circumstances but as is always the case, they were not held in police custody and were immediately freed."

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are supporting the family of a British child who died in Kos, Greece, and our staff are in touch with the local authorities."

The family had been staying at the resort in the Marmari area of the island on a package holiday with the tour operator Tui.