Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Girl, 2, who vanished from home found in pond in 'serious condition'

A two-year-old girl was taken to hospital in a serious condition after being found in a village pond.

The child was discovered in Kingsley Pond, in Kingsley near Bordon, Hampshire, after being reported missing from her home just after 5pm on Sunday.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said following a search the toddler was found in nearby Kingsley Pond.

The force said officers remained in the area trying to establish the circumstances of the incident.

On Sunday night a nearby car park was filled with about a dozen police cars as officers gathered to search for the missing toddler.

Cordons placed around the pond had been lifted on Monday morning and there was little evidence of the large-scale incident the evening before.

The large pond, located just under 100m (328ft) from the closest homes in Forge Road, measures about 175m (574ft) long and 72m (236ft) wide.

An investigation is ongoing, a force spokesperson said.

They said: ‘We were called to a report of a two-year-old girl missing from her home in Forge Road, Kingsley, Bordon.

‘The child was found nearby in Kingsley Pond and has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

‘Officers are making inquiries in the area to investigate the circumstances around this incident.’

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