Boy, 5, dies after being pulled from Welsh river after child reported missing

A BOY has died after being pulled out of a river after being reported missing in Wales.

Officers found the body of the five-year-old child in the Ogmore River in Bridgend, at 5.45am this morning.

A boy, 5, has died after being pulled from the river

A boy, 5, has died after being pulled from the riverCredit: Google Earth

He was taken to Princess of Wales Hospital where it was confirmed that the child had passed away.

An investigation is ongoing and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information about how the child ended up in the water.

Chief Inspector Geraint White said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young child has sadly lost their life.

‘”We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information, to get in touch.

“We would ask the public not to speculate about this incident on social media as this is an active investigation.

“If you have any information that can help, please report this to us. Our thoughts are with the family and we are supporting them in every way we can.”

Anyone with information can phone 101 and use the reference number 2100268674.