boy, 4, almost drowned when his dad left him alone in swimming pool so he could go on a water slide
Dad took his four. year-
A court hearing said that the old son was going to swim, but when he found the water slide in the sink, he left the child alone in the children\'s swimming pool.
I heard that the unnamed father forgot to bring his son\'s armband, which is \"necessary for him to swim \".
While his father was waiting in line for water skiing on last August, the boy walked from the toddler pool to the larger pool --
Unconscious under water
The Taunton Crown Court heard yesterday that the child was only rescued by an adult swimmer who \"felt her feet brushing things \"--
And the child\'s body was found in horror. An off-
The duty caregiver was able to pull the boy out of the water, and before he recovered his consciousness and was taken to the emergency room, began CPR on him by the pool.
The father initially told police and his partner that he had just \"suddenly gone to the toilet\" at Breen Leisure Park in Somerset \".
But closed-circuit television in the leisure park shows that the child was left alone for \"a few minutes \"--
The father finally told the truth about what happened.
The father was eventually accused of causing unnecessary pain to children under the age of 16.
Judge David Ticehurst gave him an 18.
Conditional discharge per month and order him to pay £ 250 plus a surcharge of £ 20.
The father was also told that after saving his son\'s life, he would pay 200 to two swimmers for \"public recognition.
The prosecution described the moment the swimmer found the boy\'s body and said: \"She immediately rescued him from the water and he was put aside.
She said: \"Come quickly. There is a dead little boy who has no one to help him.
After this ordeal, the young man stayed in the hospital for two days and was asked to have \"high levels of oxygen\" before leaving the hospital \".
The father\'s defense lawyer argued that despite this incident, his client was a \"great, loving and caring\" parent who \"expressed real remorse \".
The court heard that the boy was reluctant to swim again, an experience that made his father\'s partner feel anxious.
But Judge tikehurst, who believes that the child\'s \"character and resilience\" after a traumatic experience, breathed a sigh of relief that the boy had fully recovered.
Before sentencing, the judge said: \"It must be a nightmare for any parent.
\"As you know, you\'re just frolicking on a whim.
If you didn\'t do that, you wouldn\'t be here.
He added: \"There is no doubt that you are filled with guilt after this.
\"I admit that you pleaded guilty and it is not an act of child abuse.
Judge tikhurst concluded: \"You never dare to let him stay alone again . \"