News Local Limassol: Boy hospitalised after near drowning incident

Limassol: Boy hospitalised after near drowning incident

 

A nine year old boy is in hospital after a near drowning incident in the Germasoyia area, Limassol on Monday.

Philenews reports that the child was at the beach with his father when under conditions which are being investigated, he was spotted by swimmers on the sea bed. They called lifeguards who were at a lifeguard tower at a distance from the incident.

The lifeguards administered first aid and also made use of a defibrillator.

The child was rushed by ambulance to Limassol Hospital where doctors were able to revive him. He was intubated and transferred to Makarios Hospital in Nicosia, philenews added.

For their part, the Limassol lifeguards unit said on their Facebook page that the incident took place at around 10.15 am about 1 km east of the CTO beach.

They said lifeguards were notified at 10.20 as they were opening up the unit on the CTO beach which opens at 10.30 am.

They rushed to the spot as quickly as possible with all the equipment and administered first aid.

Limassol lifeguards told CNA that the child appeared to have a wound on the head and it is possible he had injured himself on the rocks and lost consciousness.

 

 

Top Stories

166 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 166 new COVID-19 cases on 30 October, out of 3,672 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 4,217. The break-down of new...

Samos island: two children dead from collapse of wall; six dead in Turkey’s Izmir area

Two children died when a wall fell on them on the island of Samos on Thursday, the first reported Greek casualties of an earthquake...

Protest outside Polish Embassy organized Saturday 15.30

A protest outside the Polish Embassy is being organized for tomorrow, Saturday at 15.30 in solidarity to the women in Poland since the government...

Seismologists warn of strong aftershocks to follow Samos earthquake

Seismologists warned that people should expect a series of strong aftershocks to follow the 6.7 Richter earthquake that hit the island of Samos and...

33-year-old arrested for stealing dogs

A 33-year-old man from Larnaca has been arrested in connection with a case of stealing animals. According to the police an arrest warrant was pending...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...