Three-year-old child dies after falling into canal with his mum in Berkshire

Published: 14 March 2021, 4:46 PM

Post Desk : A three-year-old boy has died after falling into a canal with his mum.

The woman and her son were pulled from the water in Newbury, Berkshire, on Saturday and rushed to hospital.

On Sunday, Thames Valley Police confirmed the child had died in hospital.

“As you may be aware, our officers were called at about 2pm yesterday following reports that a three-year-old child and his mother had fallen into the canal near Ash Bridge, near the A339, Newbury,” Thames Valley Police tweeted.

“Officers attended. Both the woman and child were recovered from the water and taken to hospital. Tragically, the child later died in hospital.

“His family are being supported by specially trained officers and his mother has been discharged from hospital.”

They added that the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

“Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this incredibly difficult time,” they said.