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Friday, February 24, 2012

Liam Keogh, 2, Found Dead on Irish ‘ghost estate’ after following family dog through fence and drowning in pool of water

A two-year-old boy has died after drowning in a pool of water on an unfinished ghost estate.

Toddler Liam Keogh is understood to have followed the family dog from his home through a fence into a section of the Glenatore housing estate in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

The child is understood to have got into difficulty when he managed to make it through the fence, which was crumbling in places.

He drowned after falling into a pool of water surrounded by drains.

A source close to the family, who live on the adjoining Rindoon estate, told the Irish Daily Mail: ‘They are devastated. They are a large family, real salt of the earth Athlone people. The whole community is in shock.’ Read More