Staff at an open air pool where a boy had to be dragged unconscious from the water last week are to meet with health and safety officials on Monday.
An 11-year-old boy was found unconscious in Stonehaven Open Air Pool last Thursday.
The Ferryhill Primary School pupil was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment before being transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary’s high dependency unit. He has since been released from hospital and is now recovering at home.
The swimming pool has remained closed since the incident.
Monday’s meeting is aims to “to agree a way forward and open the facility as soon as possible”.
Chairman of the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool Mike Robins said: “We are absolutely delighted that the boy who was rescued from the pool on Thursday, June 28, has made a full recovery and is now at home with his family.
“We share people’s disappointment at the pool’s closure but we know that council staff are working flat out to get the Pool open at the first reasonable opportunity.
“Continuing to ensure that health and safety measures are as robust as possible is important to secure the future of the pool, so the process is being done thoroughly. This takes time.”
Aberdeenshire Council provides the lifeguard staff at the pool but it is run in partnership with the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool who maintain, upgrade, refurbish and decorate the facility voluntarily to ensure it can remain open.