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“Adventurous” boy, four years old, drowned after sneaking into the adults-only pool

A four-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in an Egyptian hotel after crossing an opening in a barrier that separated the areas of children and adults.

“Adventurous” Isaac Webster was on vacation with his parents Kelly and Andy, together with his brother Leo in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

The young man from Great Sankey in Warrington was initially playing in the paddling pool, but somehow made his way into the adult section.

An undated family photo shows the smiling, adventurous four year old boy, Isaac Webster, at his family home in Great Sankey, Warrington

Isaac Webster, four years old (pictured with mother Kelly) drowned in a tragic swimming accident after sneaking into an adult-only pool during a Thomas Cook family vacation in Egypt in 2017, an investigation found today

Isaac Webster, four years old (pictured with mother Kelly) drowned in a tragic swimming accident after sneaking into an adult-only pool during a Thomas Cook family vacation in Egypt in 2017, an investigation found today

Four-year-old Isaac Webster of Warrington died after a 'tragic accident' while on vacation in Egypt with his parents Kelly and Andy in 2017

Four-year-old Isaac Webster of Warrington died after a ‘tragic accident’ while on vacation in Egypt with his parents Kelly and Andy in 2017

When his mother realized that he could not find him, almost three years ago, on April 19, 2017, he anxiously warned a nearby lifeguard.

Together they searched the area, but upset Kelly saw her baby float in the water.

He was rushed to the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel, which Thomas Cook said he did not own or control, to the hospital after 20 minutes of CPR by staff.

At the Nile hospital, Isaac revealed that he was improving, given that he had been put on a ventilator, still seriously ill.

Isaac is pictured with his father, Andrew Webster, in an undated family photo. Shortly after his death, Isaac’s heartbroken dad posted a photograph of his son and said, “Our adventurous little boy sadly died this morning at 10.15 UK time.”

The following day, his condition is dangerously clogged with a severe chest infection and difficulty controlling his temperature.

Isaac died the next day.

In the hospital, the family was visited by officials from the British embassy and Egyptian police.

Alan Moore, Cheshire’s senior coroner, seated today in Warrington, described Isaac as “a fit, healthy and very active four year old boy.”

Isaac is depicted in another undated family photo. When mom Kelly realized that she couldn't find the young man, almost three years ago, on April 19, 2017, she anxiously warned a nearby lifeguard but found her body floating shortly after

Isaac is depicted in another undated family photo. When mom Kelly realized that she could not find the young man, almost three years ago, on April 19, 2017, she anxiously warned a nearby lifeguard but found her body floating shortly after

Isaac is pictured on the shoulders of his heartbroken father, Andrew Webster, in an undated family photograph

Isaac is pictured on the shoulders of his heartbroken father, Andrew Webster, in an undated family photograph

He added: “It is likely that he made his way between the two pools through the crack in the barrier.”

The cause of death was recorded as respiratory failure due to drowning. Following the tragedy, devastated friends and family quickly managed to raise £ 11,000, more than double their original £ 5,000 goal.

It was created by Sankey Strikes – a Warrington Junior Football Club – where Isaac Leo’s older brother played for the Under 8 team.

The website was created to help raise funds to take Isaac’s body home and pay funeral costs and bills for the grieving family.

At the time, Isaac’s heartbroken dad posted a photograph of his son and said, “Our little adventurous boy sadly died this morning at 10.15 UK time.”

The day before he published a photo of him while playing in the garden, saying: “I, Kelly and Leo want to thank everyone enormously for their kind thoughts and prayers for Isaac.”

Before his death, Isaac’s sister Millie also wrote: ‘Please take some time to think and pray for my beautiful little brother Isaac, who is critical and life support in Egypt.

‘I love you so much.’

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