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A six-year-old boy has died in county Mayo after being found in a stream close to his home.

At around 1 o'clock today GardaĆ­ received a report of a young boy missing from his home at Rehins Fort, near Ballina.

Members of the force and local residents took part in a search and found the boy in a steam close to the River Moy.

He was treated at the scene, before being taken to Mayo University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The coroner has been notified and a post-mortem will take place.

GardaĆ­ are treating it as a tragic accident.


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