Four-year-old boy dies after falling into a canal in Walsall

Four-year-old boy tragically dies after falling into a canal in Walsall

  • A four-year-old boy has died after falling into a canal in Walsall, West Midlands
  • Emergency services were called to Razorbill Way at around 12.15pm on Friday
  • The boy was pulled out of the canal by officers and was treated at the scene
  • He was taken to hospital, but despite efforts to revive him, died shortly after 

A four-year-old boy has tragically died after falling into a canal in Walsall.

Police and paramedics were called to Razorbill Way in Bloxwich at around 12.15pm on Friday, according to West Midlands Police.

The force said the boy was pulled out of the canal by officers and he was treated at the scene. 

Police and paramedics were called to Razorbill Way in Bloxwich at around 12.15pm on Friday, according to West Midlands Police

The force said a four-year-old boy was pulled out of the canal by officers. Pictured: West Midlands Police on the scene

The boy was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, where he died shortly after. Pictured: Scene at Razorbill Way, Walsall

He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but despite efforts to revive him, he died shortly after. 

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances around the death. 

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: ‘A child has tragically died after falling into a canal in Bloxwich earlier today (4 March). 

‘We were alerted to the four-year-old boy being in the water, off Razorbill Way, at around 12.15pm.

‘He was pulled out of the canal by police officers and despite efforts to revive him he was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at hospital. 

‘There are no suspicious circumstances and our thoughts are with his family, and the rest of the community, at this deeply distressing time.’

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances around the death. Pictured: Police cars at the scene in Walsall

West Midlands Police and forensics on scene on Razorbill Way in Walsall after a 4-year-old boy drowned in a canal

Two ambulances, two paramedics, a Critical Care Car from Midlands Air Ambulance, and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: ‘We were called at 12.16pm to reports of an incident in the water off Razorbill Way, Walsall. 

Two ambulances, two paramedics, a Critical Care car from Midlands Air Ambulance, and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

‘Upon arrival we found a child in a critical condition. 

‘He received treatment from ambulance staff on scene. He was conveyed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further treatment.’

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