Police have released the name of the 2-year-old girl who drowned in a pond at a rural Otapiri property in Southland.
Irene Nath was reported missing to police about 7.30pm on Tuesday after an extensive search by her family and neighbours failed to find her.
Police, ambulance and volunteer fire staff found her at 8.40pm in a duck pond.
Emergency services performed CPR but she could not be revived.
- Fairfax Media