A six-year-old boy died after entering a stream near his home in Co Mayo, police said.
The schoolboy disappeared near his home in Rehins Fort, Ballina around 13:00 on Sunday.
A search was initiated involving Gardai and local residents in the area and was found shortly afterwards in a stream near the River Moy.
The boy was treated on the scene by emergency and Garda staff and taken by ambulance to the university hospital in Mayo.
He was later declared dead in the hospital.
It is understood that the local Gardai are treating the accident as a tragic accident.