Boy, five, found dead in river in South Wales

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A five-year-old boy has been found dead in a river in South Wales, police have said.

Officers were called at 5.45am on Saturday after a report of concern for a missing child in Sarn, Bridgend.

The boy’s body was found in Ogmore River near Pandy Park, South Wales Police said.

He was taken to Princess of Wales Hospital, where it was confirmed that he had died. His family is being supported by specially trained officers.

Police are investigating the incident and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around 5.45am on Saturday, or who may have information about how the child ended up in the water.

Chief Inspector Geraint White said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch.

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“We would ask the public not to speculate about this incident on social media as this is an active investigation.

“If you have any information that can help, please report this to us.

“Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them in every way we can.”

The force called for anyone with any information to contact them quoting reference number 2100268674.

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