Girl, 2, dies in "tragic accident" after river fall in Peterborough

The scene on The Embankment yesterday
The scene on The Embankment yesterday
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A two-year-old girl has tragically died after falling into the river on The Embankment in Peterborough yesterday.

The Peterborough Telegraph was updated by medical teams earlier this morning at which point her condition was described as 'stable.'

Sadly, a spokesman has now confirmed that she had "taken a turn for the worse" in the last couple of hours and has passed away at Addenbrooke's Hospital this morning, Monday September 4.

There are no suspicious circumstances and police said it is being treated as a "tragic accident".

The case will be passed to the coroner.

Richard Hunt, Director of Cultural Services for Vivacity, which was hosting Key Feste on the Embankment at the time of the accident, said: “On Sunday afternoon, on the Peterborough Embankment during Key Feste, a young girl fell into the River Nene.

"Despite the prompt and professional response from event and Lido staff, and emergency services, we are extremely saddened to learn that this morning she passed away.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family during this incredibly difficult time.”