One-year-old girl drowns on Ashburton property

One-year-old girl drowns on Ashburton property
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A one-year-old girl has drowned on a rural Ashburton property. 

Emergency services were called to a property on Maronan Valetta Rd at about 5:20 pm on Sunday.

"The girl was found unresponsive in a body of water," Senior Sergeant Matt Emery said.

Stuff reported she drowned in a ditch. 

She was flown to Christchurch Hospital by rescue helicopter but later died. 

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the girl's death. 

Senior Sergeant Emery extended his sympathies to the family. 

Newshub.