Toddler Drowns On Farm
January 2014 - 9:21am
At around 7.30pm last
evening (Tuesday 14 January 2014) a two-year-old girl was
reported to Police as missing on a rural farm property at
Otapiri in Southland.
She had been missing for one hour
and family and farm workers had been searching for
Six Police units attended immediately along with the
Browns Volunteer Fire Brigade and the St John Ambulance from
Winton had also been called to the scene.
8.41pm the girl was found in a duck pond on the
Police and Volunteer Fire began CPR but the child
The family ask for respect and privacy
at the time of this tragic
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