'Every parent's worst nightmare' as twin boys, 2, die after fish pond plunge


Two-year-old twin boys who drowned after falling into a fish pond in a garden in Fife have been named locally.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Dalgety Bay at around 8.20am on Saturday after brothers Rhys and Shaun Scott 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 parents Mervyn Scott and Sarah Aitken as police try to find out exactly what happened.

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 community was 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 said: ''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 to help the boys.

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 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."