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Toddler who died after being pulled from West Newbury pond identified

The girl, 2, was visiting family friends when she died

Authorities have released the name of the toddler who died after falling into a pond in West Newbury on Sunday.

Elizabeth Dayter, 2, of Amesbury, was visiting family friends in West Newbury when the incident took place, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

“While the facts and circumstances of her death remain under investigation, it is not considered suspicious,” said the DA’s office in a statement.

The incident happened at 12:48 p.m. The child was pulled from Mill Pond and rescue crews performed CPR on her. The child was then taken to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, where she was pronounced dead.

“This is a terrible tragedy for our community,” said Police Chief Art Reed. “On behalf of the entire town of West Newbury, I offer my most sincere condolences to the family of Elizabeth Dayter.”

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