A child has died after a "water-related incident" near Springvale Park in Whanganui.

Emergency services were called to the incident at a London St address around 2pm this afternoon.

"A child was subsequently taken to the Whanganui Hospital where they were unable to be revived," a police statement said.

"Our deepest sympathies are extended to the child's whānau and friends."

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Police were carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances of the death.

The child's death has been referred to the Coroner.

More to come.