This is the shocking moment a young boy drowned in a crowded swimming pool after no one noticed he was struggling.
The disturbing video was filmed on July 26 at a water park in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
It shows the little boy standing on the edge and seemingly effortlessly jumping into the water.
However, as the video progresses, the boy can be seen getting into trouble in the water and obviously having trouble staying afloat.
But other children and adults are playing around him and it seems that nobody notices – not even the lifeguard.
The child is seen thrashing about in the water as it floats further into the center of the pool.
Only when he finally lands motionless in the water do the adults recognize the danger and a woman rushes over and carries him out of the pool in her arms.
According to some reports, he was still alive when he was removed from the pool, but by the time paramedics arrived he had stopped breathing and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Dina Filippova, a psychologist at the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Rostov region, said it was surprising that a person could drown in front of others and no one would notice.
She said: “A person who does not have special training will never recognize a drowning person, whether it is an adult or a child. Only a rescuer who is on standby can do this.”
“When people drown, they do it silently and don’t have time to scream or call for help. “
Local mayor Alexei Logvinenko said in a post on his Telegram channel on July 27 that all water parks in the region will start being checked for safety.
He wrote: “Administrative staff, together with the responsible authorities, will check public places with outdoor pools for the presence of security measures: rescuers, medical personnel.”
The Local Police Investigative Committee said: “A criminal case has been initiated under Article 238 Part 2 “Provision of services which do not meet the requirements for safety of life or health and negligently caused the death of a person”. .”
This comes after a child began drowning in a crowded swimming pool before a quick-thinking lifeguard stepped in to save them.
Parents were also given a strong warning after shocking video showed adults swimming past a drowning seven-year-old as he sank to the bottom of the pool.
Parents have also been urged to keep a close eye on their children by the pool after a four-year-old boy nearly drowned in front of dozens of people at a Thai water park.