Gardaí are treating as a tragic accident the death of a six-year-old boy in Co Mayo who was found in a stream.
It happened at around lunchtime when gardaí were told the child was missing from his home in Rehins Fort, in Ballina.
"Shortly after 1pm, gardaí received reports that a six-year-old boy had gone missing from his home at Rehins Fort, Ballina," a garda spokesperson explained.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital in Castlebar where he was pronounced dead, the spokesperson added.
A post mortem will now take place.