Two-year-old boy drowns
Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a reported drowning in Waipukurau just before 3pm on October 23.
A young boy, aged 2 years old, was reported to have drowned in a residential swimming pool. The toddler has since been named as Costyn Tawa Hema. A Givealittle page has been set up to support the family. The family friend who set up the page described the toddler as shy, but a character. “He was loved and cherished by all.”
To donate go to https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/precious-beautiful-bigeyes-and-goldencomplexion.
Costyn’s death will be referred to the coroner.