Toddler drowns in Ashburton

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Police can now release the name of the girl who died in a water incident in Ashburton, Sunday 6 January.

She was 13-month-old Grace Marie Griffin of Ashburton.

An investigation into the circumstances of the death is ongoing, says a police spokesperson.

"Police extend their condolences to the family.

"The matter has been referred to the Coroner."