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Child drowns in local pond

| 18/02/2012 | 16 Comments

(CNS): A four-year-old child died on Saturday afternoon when he drowned in a pond in the Northward area of Bodden Town. Police stated that at about 1:50pm emergency services including the fire service, medical, police uniform section and police marine section attended a report that the boy was missing in a body of water off Minzett Drive. Residents assisted in a short search and the child was recovered from the pond. Emergency Services personnel took the unconscious child to the Cayman Islands Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An RCIPS spokesperson stated that enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are on-going.

“An officer from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has been assigned as a liaison officer for the family during their loss. The RCIPS extends condolences to the bereaved family,” the police said.

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing and further details will be made available in due course.

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