A leisure group is facing prosecution after a three-year-old boy drowned in one of its swimming pools.
Rocco Wright died after being found in the pool at the David Lloyd Club in Moortown, Leeds, in April 2018.
A jury inquest at Wakefield Coroners’ Court earlier on Monday ruled his death was accidental.
Leeds City Council said it believed the leisure group had committed health and safety offences and it intended to “prosecute in the near future”
In a statement, the council said: “The death of a child in any circumstances is tragic, and we continue to offer the Wright family our sincerest sympathy.
“We will keep in regular contact with the family and ensure they are informed and supported throughout this next stage.”
The inquest heard there was only one 17-year-old lifeguard on duty at the time of Rocco’s drowning.
Rocco’s father Steven Wright has previously said his son’s death “should have been prevented”.