A YOUNG child sadly perished after vanishing from view as he played in a sandpit.
Ifan Owen-Jones, a Pembrokeshire resident, was having fun playing close to his house.
However, Ifan vanished on August 7 and his body was found in a nearby pond after emergency services were summoned.
Ifan was a “happy and healthy child” who had been “enjoying life to the fullest” and was diagnosed with autism.
He loved blue and fire trucks, and he had two older brothers and one younger brother who adored him, according to a fundraising website set up to help with burial expenses.
The post claims that the boy’s parents, Sian and Wedros, had their “lives forever changed.”
On the day of the tragedy, paramedics were called to the Owen-Jones house about 5:30 p.m., according to an inquest.
According to Hayley Rogers of the Coroner’s Office: “It was discovered that Ifan had been overheard playing nearby in a sandbox.
“When Ifan was nowhere to be located, a search of the grounds was conducted, and he was discovered unconscious in a natural pond.
“He was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m. despite best efforts to revive him. The police have started a thorough investigation and are still asking questions.”
The hearing was postponed until a date could be determined by Coroner Gareth Lewis.
There has already been £6,395 raised on the funeral fund-raising page for Ifan.
The family just updated it to say thanks to everyone who has contributed thus far.
Thanks for all the help that has already been offered, we as a family are eternally grateful, the original fundraising post concluded.