A young child found in a pool this morning has died.

Police and emergency workers responded to a call at a residence in the suburb of Orleans at about 10:20 a.m.

The child, under the age of five, was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in very serious condition and was later pronounced dead.

Police say that at the request of the family, no further details about the child will be released at this time.

Ottawa police are investigating.