Post link 09 June 2017, 5:15
VIDEO. Horror as five-year-old boy 'drowns' in swimming pool - and nobody notices.

WARNING UPSETTING CONTENT: Footage shows the little boy getting into difficulty in a swimming pool but nobody notices him drowning

5-yr-old boy «drowns» in swimming pool and nobody notices
The boy can be seen floating besides others as they play

A disturbing video has emerged of a five-year-old boy drowning in a swimming pool as people failed to notice.

At the start of the footage the boy can be seen desperately struggling to keep his head above water in the swimming pool in Helsinki, Finland.

Incredibly nobody seems to notice his plight despite one man and his child standing only a few inches away from him.

The boy, who couldn't swim, attempts to doggy paddle towards the wall but fails to pull himself out of difficulty.

Moment later his body is seen floating in the water as other children and adults play nearby - and still nobody appears to see him.

Miraculously, the boy survived the ordeal after a woman realised he was not moving and carried him out of the swimming pool.

He was taken to a children's hospital and made a full recovery.

It is believed he may have been submerged for as many as four-and-a-half minutes.

5-yr-old boy «drowns» in swimming pool and nobody notices
Nobody seems to notice that the boy is struggling

The boy's 44-year-old mother had apparently left the boy in the pool to go to the sauna, according to court documents.

She said she told the boy to stay in the children's pool but he appears to have wandered into the adult area and got into difficulty.

A court gave the mother a four-month suspended sentence and made her pay £1,300 in compensation.

Dozens comments on the clip after it was posted to Reddit.

One said: “Thank God the kid survived, that was the longest three minutes of my life, heartbreaking."

Another wrote: “All those people looking on and not realising the boy was drowning – it’s terrifying. We need to look out for each other more.”

It is unclear when the incident happened.

BY AMY WILLIS 16:28, 8 JUN 2017

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