7 Feb 2019

Boy, 4, found dead at Southland property

11:18 am on 7 February 2019

A four-year-old boy has died after he was found in water at the back of a Southland property.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police started searching for the boy after receiving reports of a missing child near Brydone late on Wednesday afternoon.

Attempts to revive the boy were unsuccessful.

Police said his death had been referred to the Coroner and the family had asked for privacy.

Brydone is located between Gore and Invercargill.