A BABY boy tragically died after being found unresponsive in a lake in the grounds of a manor house in west Wales after going missing.
Finley Howell Sanders, 1, was found in one of the lakes in the grounds of Maesycrugiau Manor in Carmarthenshire after vanishing from his family.
The tot from Swansea was reported missing at 10pm on Wednesday, May 26 when his mum could not find him.
Emergency services rushed to the property some five miles north of the village of Pencader.
Around 45 minutes later Finley was found "unresponsive" in a lake, WalesOnline reports.
The boy tragically died in the early hours of the following morning.
Speaking at the opening of the inquest coroner’s officer for Dyfed-Powys Police, Hayley Rogers, said: "At 10pm on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, police received an emergency call from a distressed female stating that she was unable to find her 18-month-old son at Maesycrugiau Manor.
"A search within the grounds ensued and at 10.45pm the child, identified as Finley Howell Sanders, of Heol y Nant, Clydach, was found unresponsive in one of the lakes within the grounds."
Rogers said that "despite the best efforts of the emergency services" Finley was pronounced dead a short time later "in the early hours of the following morning".
Cops have launched a full investigation into the boy's death, which is still ongoing.
Paul Bennett, the acting senior coroner for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, adjourned the inquest for three months.
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