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5-year-old boy dies after being found in pond near his Saskatoon school

Teddy bears are placed near the pond where the young boy was found Monday morning.

A five-year-old student who went missing during the recess break Monday morning, died after being found in a pond near his Saskatoon school.

The boy, who was a kindergarten student at Dundonald School, was rushed to hospital after being found at a municipal park adjacent to the school.

His family was notified and joined the boy at the hospital.

The school was later advised that the student had died.

Dundonald Pond

The pond is located near Dundonald School in Saskatoon. (Bridget Yard/CBC)

The Office of the Chief Coroner is investigating the death and police officers were seen at a pond near the school this afternoon. Police have said the death was not suspicious.

Saskatoon Public Schools director of education Barry MacDougall told reporters at a news conference Monday afternoon he could not say if the boy had drowned.

“Any time any member of that school community thinks about losing a student, there isn’t anything worse that can happen,” said MacDougall.

“I think right now folks are focused on supporting the family and supporting one another.”

Students were initially held in class before being sent home when classes were cancelled for the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

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