Canal tragedy: The latest

Police are investigating the death of six-year-old Imie Harrison who fell into a canal yesterday evening. The girl was one of two children who fell into the water in Springfield Park, Kidderminster.

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Port-mortem examination expected in the death of a girl who fell into a canal

Imie Harrison died on Tuesday after falling into a Kidderminster canal Credit: West Mercia Police

The results of a port-mortem examination are expected today after a six-year-old girl died from falling into a canal in Kidderminster on Tuesday night.

Imie Harrison was with her twin brother and two friends when two of them fell in. Police confirmed Imie was in cardiac arrest when she was pulled from the water.

She has been described by her school as a 'much loved and talented girl.'

School 'deeply saddened' by the death of Imie Harrison

Imie's headteacher at St John's CE Primary School Lawrence Gittins has paid tribute to a "much loved and talented girl."

Our whole school community is deeply saddened and shocked at the tragic death last night of one of our pupils, Imie Harrison.

She was a much loved and talented girl and we will miss her very much.

At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Imie and all of the pupils and staff who knew her at school.

Our focus now is to help the family, friends and our whole community through this difficult time.

We would appreciate you respecting our privacy to give us the space to enable us to do this.

– Lawrence Gittins, headteacher at St John's CE Primary School

Imie Harrison, 6, fell into a canal yesterday afternoon at Wolverley Court Lock in Kidderminster.

Two children, a boy and a girl, managed to get themselves out of the water and are expected to make a full recovery.

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Canal tragedy: Member of public helped officers rescue six-year-old

West Mercia Police say a member of the public helped officers to rescue a six-year-old girl from a canal in Kidderminster who fell in with two other children.

The young girl who was named earlier as Imie Harrison died shortly after being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The two other children managed to escape the water and are expected to make a full recovery after being treated for hypothermia, but it is believed Imie was in the canal 'for sometime'.

Imie's twin brother was playing with the three children by the lock and ran to raise the alarm when the children fell in.

Twin brother raised the alarm as children fell into canal

Police say it was the twin brother of Imie Harrison, the six-year-old girl who died after falling into a canal, who raised the alarm.

Imie and two other six-year-old children were playing near Wolverley Court Lock on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in Kidderminster when they fell in.

Two children, a boy and a girl, managed to get themselves out of the water and are expected to make a full recovery.

West Mercia Police say the children were playing by the lock when they fell in.

Supt Kevin Purcell, of West Mercia Police said:

This appears to be an extremely tragic accident at this stage and our thoughts are with Imie’s family, who are absolutely devastated by her death. I would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

“Our investigation into this incident is continuing today and we are working hard to establish exactly how Imie came to be in the water.

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Ambulance service say girl was in cardiac arrest when pulled from canal

The six-year-old girl who died after falling into a Kidderminster canal was in cardiac arrest when she was recovered from the water.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say resuscitation was administered immediately before she was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital, she died a short while later.

It happened near Springfield Park around 6.20pm on Tuesday as three children fell into the water.

Two other children managed to escape and were treated for hypothermia before being taken to Worcester Hospital, they are expected to make a full recovery.

Police cordon off area where girl fell into canal

Police are carrying out an investigation into how the children came to be in the water

Police have cordoned off part of a canal in Kidderminster following the death of a six-year-old girl who fell into the water on Tuesday.

Three children in total fell into the canal, near Springfield Park, shortly before 6.20pm. Two managed to climb out and are expected to make a full recovery.

Police have cordoned off areas around the canal in Kidderminster where the children fell in

The girl however, is said to have been in the water for a longer period of time and died while being taken to hospital.

Police say the family of the girl are 'absolutely devastated' at their loss and out of respect for the family 'will not be confirming her identity at this early stage'.

Police continue the investigation into how the children came to be in the water.

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