A 4-year-old girl drowned in Waddinxveen on Tuesday evening. She was found in a ditch on Vondellaan at around 8:30 p.m., according to the police.
Bystanders took the girl out of the water and tried to resuscitate her. Emergency services took over from them. "Despite the live-saving actions, the girl died at the scene", the police said.
The police are investigating how the girl ended up in the water. Bystanders were offered victim support.