Merton Council expects to receive the results of two investigations into the tragic death of Moussa Dembele at the Canons Leisure Centre within two weeks.
Two investigations have been launched following the seven-year-old being found in the main pool of the Canons at around 4pm on 25 April. He was given emergency treatment by qualified life guards at the scene and then taken to St Helier Hospital.
He was later transferred to St George’s Hospital, Tooting where he died on Saturday morning 28 April. The investigations will be carried out by the police and Merton Council’s Environmental Health department on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive.
Any implications of the findings will be followed up as necessary and it is hoped at this stage that the investigation will be concluded within the next two weeks.
Chief Executive of Merton Council, Roger Paine, said: “This is a very sad turn of events and everyone involved is deeply shocked such a tragic accident incident occurred in one of our pools.
“Obviously any loss of life is tragic, but this incident is made all the worse due to the young age of the child involved. Two investigations are underway and we will address all the issues that come out as a result of the investigations.
“We shall reserve all further comment until the investigations have drawn to a close but would, again, like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Moussa Dembele and assure them that our thoughts are with them.”