Boy rescued from bottom of Stonehaven pool
An 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being rescued from the bottom of an open air swimming pool.
The incident happened at the Stonehaven outdoor pool in Aberdeenshire at about 14:15 on Thursday, when a member of the public is understood to have called emergency services.
The boy - from Ferryhill Primary - was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
A spokesman for Grampian Police told BBC Scotland the boy was in a "serious" condition.
The pool was closed for the rest of the day.Investigation launched
Its operator, Aberdeenshire Council, said it was launching an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said: "We can confirm that we are investigating an incident which occurred at Stonehaven Open Air swimming pool involving a pupil from a city school.
"The matter is being investigated in line with proper procedures."