Tributes have flooded social media following the tragic death of five-year-old Liam Bridgeman yesterday.
The child died while attending a pool party at Coverley, Christ Church with classmates at the St Cyprian’s Boys School.
When Barbados TODAY contacted the family this morning, mother Sheena Jackson and his grandmother Sandra Wharton were too devastated to speak.
Friends have however taken to Facebook to express their condolences and support for the grieving family.
“I ask that you would watch over Sheena Jackson, Sandra Wharton and Steve at this time Lord only you know what their going through at this time Father, touch each and everyone who has ever come in contact with Liam over the last five years,” one moving tribute said.
“Rest in peace, Liam, you will be missed, said another and, “May God grant them strength at this time of bereavement, RIP Liam, God knows best.”
Police are continuing investigations into the incident which occurred around 5:20 p.m.
According to police Public Relations Officer Roland Cobbler, the child was in the pool playing with a number of children.
He was later observed motionless with his face down in the water. He was pulled from the water, CPR was administered and an ambulance was summoned.
He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
One of the parents who attended the party told Barbados TODAY he was still in shock and that he found it difficult explaining to his son all that occurred.
“Everything happened so fast, “ he said.