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11 August 2017

Horror for Life on Marbs’ star Natalie Richardson as her young nephew, 5, nearly DROWNS at her luxury Marbella villa

THE five-year-old nephew of glamour model Natalie Richardson almost drowned in a swimming pool at her luxury villa in Marbella, it has emerged.

Little Genson Poole was on holiday with his family at the villa, in Puerto Banus, which is owned by the Life on Marbs star.

 

Genson got into difficulties when he took his arm bands off before jumping in the pool last Tuesday.

His nine-year-old brother Harley dived in to save Genson but couldn’t move his body.

Eventually his mum Becky, who is Natalie’s sister, managed to haul her son to safety.

His grandfather Richard Denning, 67, performed CPR on the little lad by the side of the pool before he was rushed to hospital.

Genson’s mum Becky Denning Poole, 37, from Powick, Worcs., said her son was “blue and “lifeless” when he was hauled out of the water.

She said: “I heard a splash and I ran over and jumped into the pool. He was on the bottom. He was just blue, lifeless and he wasn’t breathing.

“I have to say I had absolutely no succinct thoughts running through my head – I was hysterical.

“My father Richard Denning, knew how to administer CPR and we rushed him to hospital.

“Harley was my hero it was just instinct when he jumped into the pool.

 

“I think Genson would not be here if it were not for my dad. I will never forgive myself.”

He was kept in overnight where he was given oxygen and had X-rays to assess if water had got onto his lungs before being discharged the next day.

His family are now urging other people to be extra vigilant when taking their children to swimming pools.

Becky, who works as a director at her husband Dacey’s building firm business, said: “I want to encourage parents to go on a first aid course, get swimming lessons for children – it is just so important to know what to do in these situations.

“You never think you’re going to be the person that it happens to.

“Learn from my mistake and never ever take your eyes off your child when there’s water about.”

Mrs Denning Poole and Natalie are now planning to start a petition for parents to receive first aid classes at schools.

Natalie was a topless model before shooting to fame in the ITVBe show Life on Marbs.

Nicknamed ‘Marbie Barbie’, Natalie has been linked to a string of celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Callum Best and Gary Lucy.

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