June 19, 2021, 9:15

    Heartbroken parents of boy, 2, pulled from lake pay tribute as teen arrested

    Heartbroken parents of boy, 2, pulled from lake pay tribute as teen arrested

    The family of a two-year-old boy who died after being found unresponsive in a lake have paid a heartbreaking tribute to him.

    The toddler was named by police as Greyson Birch, from the Sholing area of Southampton, Hampshire.

    He was discovered at Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve near Fareham, Hampshire, on May 30 and taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he died on four days later.

    An 18-year-old man from Southampton, who police say is known to the boy, was arrested and bailed until June 27.

    Greyson's devastated family described him as a "character" who "filled all our hearts with joy and happiness".

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    Greyson was discovered at Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve near Fareham, Hampshire
    (Image: Solent News & Photo Agency)

    In a touching tribute, his family said: "His memory will remain always and live through the smiles and joy of each individual who had the pleasure of meeting him."

    Greyson was described as a "character that neither family, friends or other persons will not and cannot forget".

    The tribute, issued by police, added: "His bubbly personality that filled all our hearts with joy and happiness will linger in this world.

    Police vehicles are seen near Swanwick Lake after the boy was found in the water
    (Image: Solent News & Photo Agency)

    "Greyson was our light and life that will still shine to us all through our thoughts and memories. Greyson would love to dance, sing, play, just everything.

    "To know that each time we hear Twinkle Twinkle or someone plays Baby Shark and he's not there dancing and clapping his hands kills us to the bottom of our hearts."

    Hampshire Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding how Greyson came to be in the water.

    The force has issued an appeal for anyone who was in this area on May 30 between 7.45pm and 8.30pm to get in touch.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44210210811.

    Alternatively, members of the public can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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