Coroner says canal death is 'tragic'

A coroner has described the death of six-year-old Imie Harrison as tragic.

Imie was playing with her twin brother and two friends when one of her friend's shoes fell into the canal.

She drowned after falling into a stretch of the Staffordshire and Worcester canal in March 2013.

As he gave a verdict of accidental death the coroner paid tribute to the children - saying "the character of the children speaks loudly. They tried to help each other, all three ended up in the water."

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Accidental death verdict

The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest into the death of six-year-old-girl Imie Harrison, who fell into a canal in Worcestershire, whilst playing with friends.