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Parents arrested after boy drowned while they packed car

Five-year-old Charlie Dunn went with his big sister to a nearby park, but when his parents called, only his sister came back.
Parents arrested after boy drowned while they packed car

Police have arrested the parents of a five-year-old boy who drowned in a lake while his parents packed the family car after a day out.

Pregnant mum Lynsey Dunn, 28, and her partner Paul Smith, 35, were loading up the car after a day at Bosworth Water Park in the UK when Charlie asked his stepdad if he could go to a nearby playground.

Paul agreed and Charlie and his eight-year-old sister Rebecca walked off in the direction of the playground.

A short time later, Paul called the children to return to the car but only Rebecca came back. He ran over to the playground to search for Charlie just in time to see another boy pulling his lifeless body from the nearby lake.

Paramedics fought to save him but he later died in hospital after his life support was switched off.

A short time after his death, police arrested Lynsey and Paul on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter while at the hospital. They have since been released on bail.

Lynsey and Paul have a one-year-old daughter together and Lynsey in three months pregnant with their second child.

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