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26th Jan 2023

Infant boy dies in tragic accident in West Cork

Kat O'Connor

Harrowing news.

A toddler has sadly died in a tragic accident in West Cork.

Gardaí confirmed the infant passed away on Wednesday, January 25th.

They were called to a house in Skibbereen shortly after 9 pm.

They have not revealed the child’s age but confirmed he was a young boy.

A post-mortem is due to take place at Cork University Hospital.

Gardaí also confirmed that foul play is not suspected.

A Garda spokesperson told The Independent;

“The Coroner (for West Cork) has been notified and a post-mortem will be held at Cork University Hospital,” Gardaí said.

“Gardaí are currently treating the death as a tragic accident and foul play is not suspected. Owing to the tragic nature of the incident no further information is available.”

We’re keeping the infant’s family in our thoughts during this distressing time.