Isaac Webster, four, from Warrington, who tragically drowned in an Egyptian hotel swimming pool(Image: handout)

'Adventurer' Isaac, four, drowned in Egyptian hotel swimming pool

Distraught mum saw her child floating in the water


Boy, four, drowned on Thomas Cook holiday after getting in to adult pool

A four-year-old boy drowned in an Egyptian hotel swimming pool after getting through a gap in a barrier which separated the children's and adult's zones.

"Adventurous" Isaac Webster was on holiday with parents Kelly and Andy, along with brother Leo in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

The youngster, from Great Sankey in Warrington, was initially playing in the children's pool, but somehow made his way into the section for grown-ups.

When his mum realised she couldn't find him, almost three years ago, on April 19, 2017, she anxiously alerted a nearby lifeguard.

Together they searched the area, but after getting out of the water, distraught Kelly then saw her child floating in the water.

He was rushed from the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel, which Thomas Cook said they did not own or control, to hospital after 20 minutes of CPR by staff.
The exterior of the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt(Image: AP)

At the Nile Hospital, Isaac revealed signs he was improving, as he was placed on a ventilator, still seriously ill.

The following day, his condition dangerously dipped with a severe chest infection and difficulties controlling his temperature.

Isaac died the next day.

In hospital, the family were visited by officials from the British Embassy and Egyptian Police.

Alan Moore, Cheshire's senior coroner, sitting in Warrington today, described Isaac as a 'fit, healthy and very active four-year-old'.

He added: "It's likely he'd made his way between the two pools through the gap in the barrier."
Isaac Webster, four, from Warrington, who tragically drowned in an Egyptian hotel swimming pool(Image: handout)

The cause of death was recorded as respiratory failure due to drowning.

Following the tragedy, devastated friends and family managed to quickly raise £11,000, more than double its original £5,000 target.

It was set up by Sankey Strikes - a Warrington Junior Football Club - where Isaac’s older brother Leo plays for the Under 8 squad.

The website was set up to help raise funds to bring Isaac’s body home and pay for funeral costs and bills for the bereaved family.

At the time, Isaac's heartbroken dad posted a photograph of his son and said: “Our little adventure boy sadly passed away this morning at 10.15 UK time.”

The day before he posted a picture of him playing in the garden, saying: “Me, Kelly and Leo want to say a huge thanks to everybody 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 gorgeous little brother Isaac who is critical and on life support in Egypt.

"I love you so much.”