A four-year-old boy has died after an incident at a swimming pool in a Center Parcs resort, police said.
The emergency services were called to the leisure complex in Longleat Forest, Wiltshire on Saturday morning.
Guests staying at the resort said the atmosphere was “very quiet” following the death.
A spokesman for Center Parcs said it was “deeply saddened” by the tragic news and offered its support to the boy’s family.
Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and a report was being prepared for the coroner.
It is believed the victim’s family had been planning to stay at the resort over the Christmas period.
A witness told The Sun that her family had seen the incident on Christmas Eve morning and said her husband was told a boy had been dragged from the water.
She added: “My daughter and son saw it as well – she’s quite upset.”
Center Parcs UK confirmed the incident took place in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which includes water rides and slides.
A mother-of-five staying at the leisure complex said the atmosphere was “very quiet” and that the park’s TV channel was displaying a message that the pool was closed following a “serious medical incident”.
The woman, who is from the Midlands and did not want to be named, said: “Thankfully we didn’t see anything.
“We noticed a big crowd all leaving the plaza, we were headed back to our lodge to have lunch before swimming.
“I checked my phone and saw the pool was closed due to an incident.
“The plaza is all open, the parc market, gift shops, etc, there is just a temporary barrier across the entrance to the pool itself.
“It’s very quiet though.”
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “Sadly, it’s been confirmed that a four-year-old boy has died following an incident at Center Parcs Longleat Forest near Warminster shortly after 11am this morning.
“This is not being treated as suspicious. Our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this difficult time.”
A spokesperson for Center Parcs said: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic news that a young guest has passed away at Longleat Forest today.
“We are offering our support to the family and to our employees who provided immediate assistance.
“Our thoughts remain with the family at this very difficult time.”
Situated in the historic Longleat Estate, the Center Parcs resort’s Subtropical Swimming Paradise features a wave pool, a “wild water rapids” area and water slides.
A message on the site’s website reads: “The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is the home of thrilling water rides and slides, from our gravity-defying Tropical Cyclone to our family favourite Wild Water Rapids.”
It is not yet known in which area of the pool the incident happened.