Paddling pool death 'hell' revealed
A neighbour has described how "all hell broke loose" when a two-year-old boy died after being found unconscious in a paddling pool.
Police and ambulance crews were called to a house in Hatley Road, Southampton, on Wednesday evening after the youngster was discovered not breathing.
He was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but medics were unable to save him.
A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "I was out in my garden and could hear the children laughing and playing.
"Then suddenly all hell broke loose, there were ambulances and police. It's an awful thing to happen."
Another neighbour said: "They are a lovely family, they are such wonderful parents. It's terrible, absolutely terrible."
A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said two ambulances and an ambulance supervisor were sent to reports of a young child in a life-threatening condition at 6.33pm.
The boy was rushed to Southampton General Hospital but efforts by doctors could not save him.
A Hampshire police spokesman said: "Officers from the constabulary's specialist investigations department are currently investigating. The death is not currently being treated as suspicious."
An inquest is to be opened into the death on a date still to be set.