Dorset

Two-year-old boy dies in pond accident in Dorset

A two-year-old boy has died after falling into a pond near Weymouth.

A police helicopter helped with the search for the toddler, who went missing in the village of Chickerell, Dorset, shortly before noon on Friday.

The toddler was found shortly afterwards in a pond. Paramedics were on the scene and he was taken to hospital in Dorchester where he was pronounced dead.

A police spokesperson said it was being treated as a "tragic accident".

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