Two-year-old twin boys drowned after falling into garden fish pond

Fife Police Feature

Two-year-old twin boys have drowned in "heartbreaking" circumstances after falling into a fish pond in a garden in Fife.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Dalgety Bay at around 8.20am on Saturday after the boys were found.

They were rushed to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy but later died, Police Scotland said.

Local MSP Alex Rowley described the incident as "every parent's worst nightmare".

Officers are supporting the family and working to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Images on social media showed the a cul-de-sac at the scene cordoned off with police tape and officers standing guard at the front of the home.

It is understood the pond is in the back garden of the house.

Dalgety Bay councillor Dave Dempsey said the whole community is shocked.

He told the Daily Record: "It is enormously sad and my heart goes out to the family.

"I cannot begin to imagine what the family are going through - it is everyone's worst nightmare.

"The whole community is shocked.

"As local councillors, we were all notified that two young children had fallen into a pond and died.

"To think it is twin boys is heartbreaking."

Mr Rowley added: "This is awful news and is every parent's worst nightmare.

"The loss of two young lives from the same family is just heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers, and those of the whole community, are with the family."

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We received a call around 8.20am on Saturday following a report of concern for two children at an address in Dalgety Bay, Fife.

"Two male twins, aged two-years-old, had reportedly drowned in a fish pond and officers attended with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"The children were taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where they sadly died.

"Officers are supporting the family at this time. Inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing."