Four-year-old Southland boy found dead in water

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A four-year-old boy has been found dead in Brydone, Southland. 

Police were alerted a child was missing on Wednesday afternoon. 

The boy was found in a body of water at the back of the property, police say.

Emergency services attempted to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful. 

The boy's death has been referred to the Coroner.


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