Mother’s Day weekend tragedy as boy, 3, dies after falling into canal with mum

A three-year-old boy died on Mother’s Day weekend after he and his mother fell into a canal in.

The child was walking along the canal in Newbury, near Ash Bridge, at around 2pm on Saturday March 13, when tragedy struck.

Both the toddler and his mother unexpectedly fell into the canal water and struggled to get out.

Thames Valley Police rushed to the scene and the child and his mum were taken to hospital.

Sadly, the child died, just one day before the UK celebrates Mother’s Day on March 14.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious, BerkshireLive reported.

The mum has been discharged from the hospital and specially trained officers are providing support to her.

A file is also being prepared for the coroner.

In a statement, Thames Valley Police gave their condolences to the child’s family at “this incredibly difficult time.”

The force added that it is "not currently in a position" to released the kid’s identity.

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A spokesman said: "As you may be aware, our officers were called at about 2pm yesterday following reports that a three-year-old child and his mother had fallen into the canal near Ash Bridge, near the A339, Newbury.

"Officers attended. Both the woman and child were recovered from the water and taken to hospital. Tragically, the child later died in hospital..

"His family are being supported by specially trained officers and his mother has been discharged from hospital.

"The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

"Our thoughts are with the child’s family at this incredibly difficult time. Thames Valley Police is not currently in a position to release the child’s identity."

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