Toddler dies after being found in pond in Cumbria

A toddler has died after being found in a pond in the grounds of his mother's home in Cumbria, police said.

The 23-month-old boy was found unconscious in the pond in Stank by his mother at 1715 BST on Friday.

Cumbria Police said neighbours had attempted to resuscitate the boy before he was taken to Furness General Hospital in Barrow.

A police spokesman said they had been alerted to his death by hospital staff. The force has started an investigation.

The spokesman said: "Neighbours attempted resuscitation but tragically despite their best efforts the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

"Specially trained officers are with the family and inquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this tragic event."

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