An 11-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being found at the bottom of an open-air swimming pool in Aberdeenshire.
The youngster was pulled from the water before being revived after the alarm was raised at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool just after 2pm.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said that the youngster was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was understood to be in a "serious condition".
A Grampian Police spokesman said: “We are investigating an incident which occurred at Stonehaven outdoor swimming pool earlier this afternoon, whereby an 11-year-old boy was found unconscious in the water.
"The young boy concerned was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he is currently in the care of medical staff.
"The swimming pool will remain closed today, whilst police make inquiries into the circumstances."
A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said the local authority had launched an "immediate investigation" into the circumstances.
The local authority 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.
A spokesman for the pool said: "Our thoughts are with him and his family this evening. We do not yet know when the Pool will reopen, but will keep you updated as soon as there is more info.
"It seems unlikely that the Pool will be open tomorrow, Friday 29 June. We will update this as soon as we know more about reopening."
People who read this story also read
- School bus moved by farmer’s forklift while children were still inside
- 80-year-old woman charged over 'wrong way' incident on A90
- Sick Olivia 'showing signs of improvement' after return to Scotland
- Torrential rain and thunderstorms set to flood parts of Scotland
- Main rail lines to England cut off by flooding and landslides