Jamaica News, Manchester: A 5-year-old Basic School student lost her life by drowning in a water tank, in her yard at Bethany District, which is located in the Cottage policing area in Manchester on Sunday evening, June 3, 2018.
The dead child has been identified as, Aliya Kay Whyte also of Bethany District in Cottage and who attends the Hibernia Basic School.
Reports by the Cottage Police are that shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aliya was at home with five other family members which include three adults and two other children. Sometime later, it was discovered that she was missing and a search was carried out of the surrounding to locate her.
During the search, one family member stumbled upon Aliya’s body which was discovered floating around in a water tank in her yard.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, Aliya’s body was fished from the water tank and she was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The Cottage Police in the meanwhile stated that, it is believed that the five-year-old child was attempting to acquire water from the open tank when she lost her balance, fell in and drowned.
By Henry Bucknor