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Mum shares heartbreaking note from son after he dies at swimming pool at UK holiday park

Anish Vij

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Mum shares heartbreaking note from son after he dies at swimming pool at UK holiday park

Featured Image Credit: Featured Image Credit: CornwallLive/BPM / Facebook

A heartbroken mum - whose five-year-old son Robin died in a holiday park pool - has shared a handwritten note he once wrote.

Parents Farzane and Cemal Caliskan, from Plymouth, took their two sons Robin, and six-month-old Renas, to the Atlantic Reach holiday park in Newquay, Cornwall on 31 July.

Just one hour after setting up their tent, Robin tragically died in a swimming pool.

The circumstances surrounding Robin's death are being looked into by police. Credit: CornwallLive/BPM
The circumstances surrounding Robin's death are being looked into by police. Credit: CornwallLive/BPM
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Father Cemal said Robin joined him in the resort's main pool, but then decided he wanted to go to the baby pool to spend time with his mum and baby brother.

The dad says his little boy got into trouble in the water and due to 'low lighting' and 'barriers', the parents didn't notice immediately.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: "Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a child at a holiday park in Newquay.

"Police were informed by the ambulance service that a five-year-old boy had drowned in a swimming pool within Atlantic Reach Holiday Park, yesterday afternoon.

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"The boy is from the Plymouth area and his next of kin are aware, the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is to be prepared for the coroner.

"Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police along with representatives from Cornwall Council Health and Safety are undertaking enquiries in relation to the circumstances surrounding this death."

Devastated mum Farzane has since shared a tear-jerking handwritten note her little boy once wrote.

It simply read: "I love you mum."

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The heartbroken mum has shared a handwritten note her son once wrote. Credit: Facebook
The heartbroken mum has shared a handwritten note her son once wrote. Credit: Facebook

Cemal said he hopes his story can act as a warning to parents.

He explained: "I want every parent to see this story, this can't happen again. We are suffering pain and we don't want any parents to have a similar feeling.

"We just wanted to share this to stop it happening again, to any other parents and any other children."

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In a post to Facebook, Atlantic Reach stated it is 'absolutely heartbroken' over the incident.

The statement continued: "We do not feel it is appropriate to comment further at this stage, except to say our thoughts are with the family at this devastating time.

"Atlantic Reach is committed to supporting our guests and community, as well as our team that provided immediate assistance.

"As such we respectfully ask that all those affected are given time and space at this distressing time."

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Tyla has contacted Atlantic Reach and Devon and Cornwall Police for comment.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

Topics: UK News, Parenting

Anish Vij
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