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Boy, four, dies after being found unconscious in pond

A four-year-old boy has died after being discovered unconscious in a pond.

Police attended a property in Gastard near Corsham, Wiltshire, following a call from the ambulance service after the boy was found.

The boy was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath, Somerset, but could not be resuscitated.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: " Formal identification has not yet been completed but the next of kin have been informed.

"A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and a file will be prepared on behalf of HM Coroner for Wiltshire.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."

A spokeswoman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: "We were called at 11.40 yesterday to reports that a male child had fallen into a pond.

"We sent an ambulance and two paramedics in cars as well as an officer, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, a first responder and a BASICS doctor from SWIFT Medics.

"The patient was unconscious and not breathing so full extensive life support was carried out at the scene and all the way to the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

"Police were informed at 12.38."

Wiltshire Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident but say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances "at this time".


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