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Provincial police say a seven-year-old child died in a suspected drowning in the Petawawa River in southeast Ontario over the weekend.

They say the child was walking along the river with a friend on Sunday evening and slipped.

Police say the friend went to get help, and the child’s body was brought to shore by an adult in the area.

Investigators say the adult performed CPR until emergency services arrived.

The child was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police say the death is not considered suspicious.

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