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Inquest opens into boy's death at Northallerton pool

Kaimen Ward
Image caption Kaimen's head teacher said "a huge hole" had been left in the school

An inquest has been opened into the death of an eight-year-old boy at a leisure centre swimming pool.

Kaimen Ward, of Ashlands Road, Northallerton, died after getting into difficulties at Hambleton Leisure Centre in Northallerton last Wednesday.

Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire Police are carrying out investigations and the Health and Safety Executive has been notified.

Police said an inquest had been opened and adjourned.

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