Baby, 1, dies after being found in garden pond as horrified locals say they heard ‘screaming’

A major police probe has started after a baby girl was found unresponsive in a garden pound in Falkirk last night. 

Emergency services raced to Dollar Avenue, Bainsford, shortly after 6pm on Thursday June, 10. 

A number of cops were spotted at the scene including three police cars, a van and two ambulances.

It’s understood the 18-month-old girl was pulled from the water before medics arrived and was then rushed to Forth Valley Royal Hospital under a police escort.

One neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, told the Record: “I was cutting the grass and then all I heard was screaming.

“I could tell by the screaming there was something seriously wrong, it was horrible, I can still hear it in my head.”

“Paramedics carried the child out into the ambulance and it went flying out the street behind a police car.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Emergencies services attended at Dollar Avenue in Falkirk at 6.10pm on Thursday, 10 June, after an 18-month old child had fallen into a pond.

“The child was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for treatment, where she died a short time later. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”