Young boy dies after incident at water park

Sunday, 24th July 2016

Police were called to Bosworth Water Park, Market Bosworth, at 3.50pm yesterday, Saturday 23 July, after a young boy was taken to hospital.

The five-year-old boy was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire where he subsequently died.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the death. Two people, a man and woman, have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.

Leicestershire Police ask that people do not speculate about the incident and the circumstances surrounding the death and leave the authorities to carry out their investigations.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist the police with their enquiries are being urged to contact them.

A statement issued on the Facebook page of Bosworth Water Park said: “From all of the staff at Bosworth Water Park, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by this tragic loss of life.”


Police would also like to speak to anyone who recorded any video footage at the park yesterday around the blue lagoon beach.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leicestershire police on 101, quoting incident 440 of 23 July.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved.