Two-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Rescued From ‘Stolen’ Car Found In River In Wales

A two-year-old girl has died hours after being rescued from a car found in a river in Wales.

Kiara Moore died at the University Hospital of Wales after being recovered from a silver Mini in the River Teifi in Cardigan.

It came after reports that the Mini had been stolen from town with a girl in it.

Dyfed-Powys Police said it received a call about a missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm.

The force initially said the child had been removed and was “receiving medical attention”.

But in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the force announced: “Sadly, we confirm that Kiara Moore, aged 2 (27/3/15) was pronounced dead at the UHW, Cardiff last night, having being recovered from a car in the River Teifi, Cardigan yesterday afternoon (19th March 2018).

“Kiara’s family is being supported by specialist officers.”

Jet Moore, the girl’s father, said in a Facebook post: “Thank you all for your help this evening. A mega thank you the officers who jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did. Unfortunately Kiara had an amazing but short life.”

Her mother Kim Rowlands had earlier taken to social media to appeal for help finding the car after it was taken.