British boy, five, dies in swimming pool tragedy in Egypt while on his first holiday abroad
- Kelan Logan-Derench, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, is said to have suffered a ‘tragic accident’
A five-year-old boy has died after falling into a swimming pool during his first holiday in Egypt.
Kelan Logan-Derench, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, is said to have suffered a ‘tragic accident’ and fallen into the swimming pool just a day after arriving with his mother, older sister and grandmother on Friday. It is not clear where exactly the tragedy occurred.
Kelan was in his first year at New Hall Primary School, according to councillors. He was described as a ‘cheeky, mischievous, fun-loving’ boy. His family is said to be ‘absolutely devastated’.
Kelan was about to become a big brother in February.
a GoFundMefounded by Serena Whitehead, a friend of Kelan’s mother, has raised more than £12,000 of its £15,000 target to bring his body home and pay for his funeral costs.
Kelan Logan-Derench, from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, is said to have suffered a ‘tragic accident’ and fallen into the swimming pool just a day after arriving with his mother, older sister and grandmother on Friday
The notice said: ‘Five-year-old Kelan Logan-Derench, from Sutton Coldfield, went on his first holiday abroad to Egypt with his mother, older sister and grandmother on 24/11/2023. Just a day later, Kelan had a tragic accident and fell into the pool. Heartbreakingly, nothing could be done to save him and he sadly lost his life.
‘Kelan was a cheeky, mischievous, fun-loving little boy, he was a younger brother to Cienna and was about to become a big brother himself in February 2024. Kelan’s entire family is 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 help them by offering financial support so they can bring Kelan home and give him the funeral he deserves.”
Local councilor Richard Parkin said: ‘Serena and other residents are trying to raise as much money as possible to have Kelan’s body flown home and to help with funeral costs.
“My deepest condolences and condolences go out to Kelan’s mother, family and friends for their tragic loss.”
MailOnline has contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.
Last month, a six-year-old British boy drowned in a swimming pool during a family holiday in Cyprus.
The child was found unconscious by his mother in the swimming pool of a hotel in the popular resort of Paphos.
He was taken to a local hospital and placed on a ventilator, but his condition worsened.
Still unconscious, he was taken to Nicosia’s Makarios Hospital for further treatment, but died on October 6.
In July, five-year-old Robin Caliskan died at the Atlantic Reach holiday park in Newquay after emergency services received panicked calls saying he was in trouble in the water.
Robin and his family had been at the resort for about an hour before the tragic incident.