Boy, 5, tragically dies in swimming pool tragedy on first vacation

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By James Kay

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A five-year-old boy sadly died after falling into a swimming pool while on his first vacation with his family in Egypt.

Kelan Logan-Derench from Sutton Coldfield, UK, arrived in Egypt with his mother, elder sister, and grandmother on November 24, and the tragic incident took place just a day later on November 25.

In response to the tragedy, a GoFundMe appeal has been initiated by Serena Whitehead, a friend of Kelan's mother, to support the family during this difficult time.

The page further detailed the tragic incident, as it read: "Five-year-old Kelan Logan-Derench... had a tragic accident and fell into the swimming pool, and heartbreakingly nothing could be done to save him, and he sadly lost his life.

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Kelan sadly lost his life after falling into a swimming pool on vacation. Credit: GoFundMe

"Kelan's whole family are absolutely broken, and we can only imagine the pain they are going through. The least we can do as friends of the family and as a community is to help them by offering some financial support so that they can bring Kelan home and give him the funeral he deserves."

Serena, a friend of Kelan's mom, Ciara, urged people to contribute, saying: "Please donate whatever you can and encourage family and friends to support so that we can support Kelan's family as quickly as possible. Thank you all for your support, any funds raised will be used to repatriate Kelan and give him the funeral he deserves when he is home."

According to local councilors cited by the Mirror, Kelan was a cheerful and mischievous first-grader at New Hall Primary School. Described as a "cheeky, mischievous, happy" little boy, he had an older sibling and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new sibling in February.

At the time of writing, the GoFundMe page has raised £16,488 ($20,813) from 628 donors.

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Kelan and his family were vacationing in Egypt when the tragedy occurred. Credit: Kitti Boonnitrod/Getty

Those offering donations have also left heartfelt messages for the family to read, with one person stating: "I'm so very sorry for your loss, I hope my small contribution helps achieve your target. I can't even begin to imagine your pain."

A second said: "So sorry to hear of this tragedy. We hope you get to bring your little angel home soon."

As reported by Sky News, the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) said: "We are supporting the family of a British child who died in Egypt."

Our thoughts are with Kelan's loved ones during this difficult time.

Featured image credit: GoFundMe

Boy, 5, tragically dies in swimming pool tragedy on first vacation

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A five-year-old boy sadly died after falling into a swimming pool while on his first vacation with his family in Egypt.

Kelan Logan-Derench from Sutton Coldfield, UK, arrived in Egypt with his mother, elder sister, and grandmother on November 24, and the tragic incident took place just a day later on November 25.

In response to the tragedy, a GoFundMe appeal has been initiated by Serena Whitehead, a friend of Kelan's mother, to support the family during this difficult time.

The page further detailed the tragic incident, as it read: "Five-year-old Kelan Logan-Derench... had a tragic accident and fell into the swimming pool, and heartbreakingly nothing could be done to save him, and he sadly lost his life.

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Kelan sadly lost his life after falling into a swimming pool on vacation. Credit: GoFundMe

"Kelan's whole family are absolutely broken, and we can only imagine the pain they are going through. The least we can do as friends of the family and as a community is to help them by offering some financial support so that they can bring Kelan home and give him the funeral he deserves."

Serena, a friend of Kelan's mom, Ciara, urged people to contribute, saying: "Please donate whatever you can and encourage family and friends to support so that we can support Kelan's family as quickly as possible. Thank you all for your support, any funds raised will be used to repatriate Kelan and give him the funeral he deserves when he is home."

According to local councilors cited by the Mirror, Kelan was a cheerful and mischievous first-grader at New Hall Primary School. Described as a "cheeky, mischievous, happy" little boy, he had an older sibling and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new sibling in February.

At the time of writing, the GoFundMe page has raised £16,488 ($20,813) from 628 donors.

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Kelan and his family were vacationing in Egypt when the tragedy occurred. Credit: Kitti Boonnitrod/Getty

Those offering donations have also left heartfelt messages for the family to read, with one person stating: "I'm so very sorry for your loss, I hope my small contribution helps achieve your target. I can't even begin to imagine your pain."

A second said: "So sorry to hear of this tragedy. We hope you get to bring your little angel home soon."

As reported by Sky News, the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) said: "We are supporting the family of a British child who died in Egypt."

Our thoughts are with Kelan's loved ones during this difficult time.

Featured image credit: GoFundMe