A young boy who tragically drowned at home has been named as Joshua Hill.
Emergency services rushed to the home of the ten-year-old in Carlingford, Ireland at around 7am yesterday morning.
Despite the efforts of doctors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
His death is being treated as an accident, the Irish Mirror reported.
A postmortem was taking place on Thursday night at the hospital to determine the cause of his death.
Justin Mcnulty, a SDLP politician, led the tributes to Joshua.
“Devastating news from Carlingford today,” he said.
“This tragedy is shocking and heartbreaking for the Hill family and for the communities of Killeavy and Carlingford.
“My thoughts and prayers are with Joshua’s parents Olivia and Peter, with his older brother Oliver and with the Hill and Mackin families and friends at this terrible time. I pray the families can summon the strength from somewhere to help them cope.
“I know they will have the full support of community and friends. Our deepest condolences are with them all.
“God bless them. I measc na naomh go raibh sé.”
Messages of condolence also flooded in from members of the community online.
“So sorry to hear this,” one person wrote.
“Thoughts and and prayers go out to the Hill and Mackin family and this terribly sad time.”
Another added: “God wrap your arms around them- Our thoughts and prayers are with you Olivia,Peter and Oliver. Rest in Peace wee angel Joshua.”
Joshua’s funeral will be held this Saturday at 11am in St. Michael’s Church, Carlingford with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Carlingford.