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Bern police probe toddler's drowning death

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Bern police probe toddler's drowning death
River Emme, south of Lützefluh. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
21:34 CEST+02:00
An investigation is under way into the death of a two-year-old boy who drowned in the River Emme in the canton of Bern on the weekend.

The boy fell in the river at Lützefluh on Saturday and was pulled out of the water downstream by passersby, cantonal police said in a statement.

An emergency doctor called to the scene attempted to revive the toddler but could only note that the child was dead, according to the staement.

The toddler apparently got separated from his family without them knowing it, police said.

Lützefluh is located in the Lower Emmental region through which the River Emme flows.

Police said they were seeking further information to find out exactly what happened.

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