Cumbria

Maryport boy's death was 'tragic accident'

The death of a four-year-old Cumbrian boy was the result of a "tragic accident", police have said.

Daniel McGarry, of Derwent Avenue, Maryport, died late on Tuesday after being taken to hospital from his home.

Cumbria Police said a post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was hanging.

A force spokesman said an investigation into the boy's death was continuing, but that there were no suspicious circumstances.

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The spokesman said: "Police were informed of the death by West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven just before midnight on 15 February after Daniel was taken to hospital from his home. Sadly he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

"A post-mortem examination was carried out which confirmed that the cause of death was hanging.

"An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death, however there is no evidence at this stage to suggest that it was anything other than a tragic accident.

"The coroner has been informed and we are working with partner agencies to support the family at this particularly difficult time."

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