Boy, 1, dies after being found unconscious in paddling pool

A BOY aged one has tragically died after being found unconscious in a paddling pool.

Emergency crews were called to Somercotes in Derbyshire on Wednesday after the 23-month-old was found unresponsive.

He was rushed to hospital but sadly couldn't be saved and was declared dead shortly after.

Police confirmed they are probing the tragedy on behalf of the coroner's office.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire police said: "Officers were called to reports that a 23-month-old boy had been found unresponsive in a paddling pool in Nottingham Road, Somercotes at around 1.30pm on 2 June.

"The boy was taken to the Royal Derby Hospital, however, despite the best efforts of staff he sadly passed away.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this most difficult of times.

"Officers are continuing their enquiries into the circumstances around the incident on behalf of the Coroner."

His death came as the UK recorded the hottest day of the year for the third day in a row.

Temperatures reached 28.3C in Northolt, North West London, on Wednesday.

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