One year old drowns in backyard pool

By Te Kāea

A one-year-old baby has died after drowning in a temporary backyard pool at a house in south Auckland.  It's believed the baby was already dead when ambulances arrived.

Te Kāea reporter Hone Haunui-Rapana was at the scene and says, emergency Services attended the scene of the drowning at about 1pm today,

Police are making no further comment on the matter, but are investigating the circumstances leading to the drowning.

At this stage the matter has been referred to the Coroner.