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Girl drowned in bath after being found unconscious by her parents, inquest hears

Girl drowned in bath after being found unconscious by her parents, inquest hears

She was discovered 'unresponsive' in the partially-filled bath tub

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A three-year-old girl tragically drowned in a bath after being found unconscious by her parents, an inquest has heard.

The toddler, Iris-Mae Aubrey, who was described as a 'beautiful, clever, funny, little girl' was found in a partially-filled bath tub at the family home in Wales.

An inquest heard paramedics were called to the family home Iris-Mae shared with her parents Ryan and Chelsea and baby brother Oliver.

An inquest has heard that a toddler drowned in a partially-filled bath at her family home in Wales.
Wales News Service

The hearing was told Iris-Mae had been discovered 'unresponsive' in the bath at the house in Abertillery, Gwent.

Following the horrific discovery, police and ambulance workers arrived at the scene shortly before 9pm with paramedics attempting to revive the toddler.

However, tragically, little Iris-Mae could not be saved and was pronounced dead.

Family friend Ayesha Powell organised a GoFundMe page for the grieving parents on behalf of Ryan, with those wanting to help the family - more than 400 people to be exact - already raising over £10,000 in Iris-Mae's memory at the time of writing.

Three-year-old Iris-Mae Aubrey was described as 'a beautiful, clever, funny, little girl'.
Wales News Service

It reads: "On the 26th September 2023, Ryan and Chelsea faced the most horrific and difficult situation any parents could face, when their precious three-year-old daughter passed away.

"Iris-Mae was a beautiful, clever, funny, little girl who is going to be missed dearly by all those who knew her. Iris-Mae’s parents, little brother Oliver, who she was the best big sister too, and the rest of her family, have all had their lives changed forever."

The statement continues: "As friends of Ryan and Chelsea we would like to try and raise as much money as possible, to support them at this incredibly difficult time.

"All donations will go towards giving Iris-Mae the send off she deserves, and to take any financial stress off her parents, allowing them time to grieve their beloved daughter."

A GoFundMe has since been organised in Iris-Mae's memory.
Wales News Service

Ryan and Chelsea have since issued a message to all the supportive donators, writing on the GoFundMe page: "Thank you for all your generous donations and support, we are totally lost for words and I don’t think any words could say how appreciative we are of everyone."

The hearing at Gwent Coroner's Court was adjourned for investigations to take place with a provisional date for a further hearing listed in May next year.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Featured Image Credit: Wales News Service

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