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Toddler dies after tragic paddling pool accident

A toddler has died following a tragic accident in Roscommon.

It is understood that the little boy got into difficulty in a paddling pool while playing with a ball.

Gardaí were alerted to the fact that a child was in “a serious condition” at his home in Tulsk, Co Roscommon on Monday.

The little boy was treated by paramedics at the scene and later taken to University College Hospital Galway by air ambulance.

He was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where he passed away yesterday.

A file is now being prepared for the county coroner. 

Fr Micheal Donnelly, who knows the family of the boy well, told Shannonside FM “shock wouldn’t come anywhere near” what the village of Tulsk is feeling today.

“The place is numb…the family is numb.” 

“There’s just no words you can say.”

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