14-month-old baby boy dies after fall in Co Wexford

14-month-old baby boy dies after fall in Co Wexford

A 14-month-old boy has died following an accident in Co Wexford.

The infant was pronounced dead at Wexford Hospital yesterday afternoon after being brought from Clonroche.

It is understood the boy fell down the stairs.

Gardaí are treating the incident as an accident and say that no further details are available.

A file is being prepared for the coroner.

A garda spokeswoman said: "Gardaí in Wexford are investigating the sudden death of an infant male who was pronounced dead at Wexford Hospital yesterday afternoon after being brought from Clonroche.

"Gardaí are preparing a file for the coroner. The death is not believed to be suspicious. No further details are available."

Councillor John Fleming, a local representative for New Ross, said there was "a dark cloud hanging over the area".

"The local community are in absolute shock," he said.

"The family have great neighbours friends and relations close by who will rally around them at this sad time and offer some bit of comfort."

Cllr Fleming offered his condolences to the parents of the young child.

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