8 Jan 2019

One-year-old who drowned in Ashburton creek named

2:53 pm on 8 January 2019

The baby who drowned at a rural property north-west of Ashburton on Sunday has been named.

She was Grace Marie Griffin, who was 13 months old.

The death happened at a property on Maronan Valetta Road, Westerfield.

Police said the child was found unresponsive and was taken to Christchurch Hospital by helicopter, but later died.

An investigation is under way.