Coventry & Warwickshire

Boy, 11, found in garden pond in Polesworth dies

An 11-year-old boy has died after being found in a garden pond, police said.

The child, not yet identified, was discovered in the water at an address in Polesworth, north Warwickshire, at about 18:30 BST on Friday.

A Warwickshire Police spokeswoman said officers had been called to the scene in Ridding Gardens by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

She said: "The boy was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry, but sadly he died shortly after arriving."

"The circumstances of the incident are being investigated, but police are not treating it as suspicious," she added.

The coroner has been informed.

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