Boy, 1, dies after being found unconscious in paddling pool

Boy, 1, dies after being found unconscious in paddling pool on the hottest day of the year

  • One-year-old boy was found unresponsive at address in Somercotes, Derbyshire 
  • The youngster was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital but died a short time later
  • Officers are continuing their inquiries into circumstances around his death

A toddler has been found dead in a paddling pool on the hottest day of the year.

The one-year-old boy was found unresponsive at an address in Somercotes, Derbyshire, at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, police said.

The youngster was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital but died despite the best efforts of medical staff.

The one-year-old boy was found unresponsive at an address on Nottingham Road (stock image) in Somercotes, Derbyshire, at around 1.30pm on Wednesday, police said

In a statement, the force 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.’

His death comes as the UK recorded the hottest day of the year for the third day in a row. 

The youngster was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital (stock image) but died despite the best efforts of medical staff

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