Family pay tribute to 4-year-old found in Wiltshire pond

Harley Barnes with his mum and dad. Credit: Wiltshire Police

The family of a 4-year-old boy, Harley Barnes, who died after being found unconscious in a pond in Gastard have paid tribute to him today.

Wiltshire Police were called to a property in the village near Corsham last month, following a call from the emergency services.

He was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath but he could not be resuscitated.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned.

We are absolutely devastated by the sudden loss of our beautiful son, grandson, nephew and cousin, Harley Barnes.

We would like to thank everybody for their love and support over the last week.

We would also like to ask people to respect our privacy at this very difficult time.

– Vaughan and Barnes families