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11-month-old child dies after drowning incident in Canterbury

An 11-month-old baby has died after a drowning incident at a private residence in Canterbury this afternoon.

Police emergency scene
Police emergency scene Source: 1 NEWS

Police report the the incident happened at around 4pm in Rolleston.

The child reportedly fell into a water race and was found soon after by relatives.

"The 11-month old child was taken to [Christchurch] Hospital in a critical condition but later died," police said in a statement.