5 Apr 2017

One-year-old drowns in Northland pond

1:46 pm on 5 April 2017

A 1-year-old has drowned in a pond near Kaikohe, in the Far North.

Senior Sergeant Brian Swann said police and ambulance staff were at an address "where a one-year-old child has drowned".

Police were called about 11.40am.

The child was found unresponsive in the pond, he said.

"Police are currently at the scene making inquiries."

Police and Victim Support were supporting the child's family, Mr Swann said.

Kaikohe is between Whangarei and Kaitaia.

Kaikohe map Northland

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