Gran and grandson, 6, drown in pond
Tragic ... gran and grandson found in Holywell, Cambridge
By STAFF REPORTER
Published: Today at 15:04
A GRAN and her grandson drowned in a village duck pond last night.
Their bodies were found after the six-year-old boy's mum called police at 9.20pm saying she was worried for him and for her mum, aged 71.
Officers spotted the elderly woman's car close to the water at 10.45pm. They found her shortly afterwards and emergency services tried to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body of the boy was discovered just before 4am.
The double tragedy came after the boy spent a night at his gran's house in Castle Bytham, Lincs. They were due to return to his home on Thursday evening.
A police spokesman said: "At about 10.45pm officers found the car close to a duck pond at Holywell village near Castle Bytham.
"Soon afterwards the body of a woman, thought to be in her seventies, was recovered from the pond. Despite efforts to resuscitate the woman she was certified as deceased at the scene.
"The search continued into the night for the little boy and just before 4am on Friday Lincolnshire Police Underwater Search Unit officers recovered the body of a child from the pond."
The circumstances surrounding the deaths are being investigated and post mortems will be carried out in due course.
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