Toddler drowns in Southland farm pond

A 2-year-old girl has drowned in a duck pond on a Southland farm.

The toddler was found at the Otapiri property about 8.40pm last night, police said.

Family had reported the girl as missing on a rural farm property at Otapiri in Southland at about 7.30pm.

Six police units went to the farm along with the Browns Volunteer Fire Brigade and the St John Ambulance from Winton.

Police and volunteer firefighters began CPR but the child was unresponsive.



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