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Toddler dies after being found unresponsive in paddling pool

A toddler has been found dead in a paddling pool in a Derbyshire village. The 23-month-old boy was found unresponsive at an address in Nottingham Road, Somercotes at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, Derbyshire Police said. The youngster was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital but died despite the best efforts of medical staff.
The 23-month-old boy was found unresponsive (Picture: Google)

A toddler has died in hospital after being found unresponsive in a paddling pool.

The 23-month-old boy was found at a home in Somercotes at around 1.30pm on Wednesday.

He was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

In a statement, Derbyshire Police said: ‘Officers were called to reports that a 23-month-old boy had been found unresponsive in a paddling pool in Nottingham Road, Somercotes at around 1.30pm on June 2.

‘The boy was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, however, despite the best efforts of staff he sadly passed away.

‘Our thoughts are with his family at this most difficult of times.

‘Officers are continuing their inquiries into the circumstances around the incident on behalf of the coroner.’

The boy’s death was one of a number of water-related tragedies this week as temperatures reached their hottest all year.

On Sunday, a two-year-old boy was found unresponsive at Swanwick Lake in Hampshire. He later died in hospital.

In Berkshire, a 13-year-old schoolboy was found dead after he got into difficultly swimming on Monday in the River Thames.

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