Police investigating the death of a six-year-old girl who fell into a canal in Kidderminster on Tuesday say the family are 'absolutely devastated'.
The girl was one of three children who fell into the water near Springfield Park, shortly before 6.20pm.
The other two children are 'expected to make a full recovery'.
Police are carrying out an investigation to determine how the children came to be in the water.
"Our investigation into this tragic incident is continuing this morning and we are working hard to establish exactly how the girl came to be in the water.
"The family of the six-year-old are absoloutely devastated by their loss and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this time.
"Out of respect for the dead girl's family, we will not be confirming her identity at this early stage but there may be further updates later in the day."
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