Two-year-old girl died after car river plunge

Kiera Moore would have celebrated her third birthday next Tuesday

Kiara Moore would have celebrated her third birthday next Tuesday

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A two-year-old girl has died in what appears to be a tragic accident after a car plunged into a river in Wales.

Kiara Moore, who would have celebrated her third birthday next Tuesday, died at the University Hospital of Wales after being recovered from a silver Mini in the River Teifi in Cardigan.

On Monday afternoon, numerous Facebook posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from the town with a girl in it.

The girl's father, Jet Moore, however, suggested his daughter's death was an accident after the car had rolled into the river.

"They got in the car to go home. Sat on bank card which snapped and needed money to get home etc," he wrote.

"Went back to the office to get money from the desk and came back to no car. Looked in the river no signs. So we thought she and the car had been taken.

"The police found the car a while later and went way beyond the call of duty jumping in and pulling her out.

"They tried to revive her for hours but unfortunately could not. Everyone done their best. Thank you all so much for the support it means the world!!!

"She was an incredible happy young girl who lived I hope a great adventurous fun life. And may have done more than most people."

"Had a loving family and made us all happy. She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our nickname for her. Love her so much."

Dyfed-Powys Police said it received a call about a missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm.

Officers said they were continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident and appealed for witnesses who may have seen the vehicle enter the river between 3.30pm and 4.50pm on Monday to call 101, quoting incident 216 of 19/03/2018.