Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Camping death girl Isabelle Harris discovered by parents

Holmsley campsite in the New Forest
Image caption Paramedics were called to the rural spot just after midnight on Good Friday

The parents of a girl who died on a New Forest camping trip discovered her "unresponsive" in the tent they were all sharing, an inquest has heard.

Isabelle Harris, six, went into cardiac arrest at the Holmsley site early on Good Friday and died at hospital.

The cause of death is yet to be established, but Hampshire Police are investigating whether she was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a barbecue.

The girl's parents were held on suspicion of murder but later released.

Lee, 30, and Tracey, 40, from Gosport, Hampshire, have released a statement saying they were devastated at the loss of their daughter who they described as "our whole world".

Isabelle was found unresponsive in the family's tent shortly after midnight, the inquest heard.

Her parents and then paramedics tried to resuscitate her and she was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

As no cause of death was found, histology and toxicology reports have now been requested.

Southampton deputy coroner Gordon Denson adjourned the hearing until a date to be fixed and said the case would be transferred to the Bournemouth coroner.

Mr Denson warned the media not to draw "premature conclusions" about the cause of death until the full inquest.

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