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Police not looking for anyone else after toddler's river death

Kiarra would have been three next Tuesday. Credit: Nicola Rowlands

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death of a "happy" and "smiley" little girl who was rescued from a car that had plunged into the River Teifi in Caredigan

Kiara Moore died after being recovered from a silver Mini on Monday.

Initially the two-year-old's family feared the car, a silver Mini, had been stolen with her inside and posted pleas on Facebook appealing to help locate it.

But a search revealed the car was in the river a short distance away from where it had last been seen.

Police, who were alerted to the missing vehicle at around 3.30pm, said it was last seen outside the old Scout Hall, where Kiara's father Jet Moore runs an outdoor adventure company, Adventure Beyond.

Officers indicated on Twitter that the vehicle had been found, in an update posted at 5.11pm.

Mr Moore, suggested his daughter's death was an accident after the car had rolled into the river and Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed that after "extensive inquiries" the force was not looking for anyone else in connection with the "tragic incident".

Kiara, who would have celebrated her third birthday next Tuesday, was airlifted to University Hospital Wales where she was later pronounced dead.

Paying tribute to her, Mr Moore wrote: "She was an incredible happy young girl who lived I hope a great adventurous fun life. And may have done more than most.

"Had a loving family and made us all happy. She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our nickname for her. Love her so much."

Flowers and cards were left near the old Scout Hall on the Strand.

Officers said they were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident and appealed for witnesses who may have seen the vehicle enter the river between 3.30pm and 4.50pm on Monday to call 101, quoting incident 216 of 19/03/2018

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