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30 July 2012, 11:10 | Updated: 30 July 2012, 11:13
Police were called to a report of a missing two-year-old boy in the West Cotton Close area of Northampton just before 6pm on Saturday 28 July
Officers, family and local residents searched the area and sadly the boy was recovered from the water of the nearby canal area at around 6.30pm. Police officers administered CPR at the scene before paramedics attended.
The child was taken to Northampton General Hospital and later transferred to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Efforts to revive him continued into the early hours of Sunday, however the boy sadly died at 3.25am.
Police are supporting the family and working with them to establish the circumstances leading up to the death.