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A toddler has died after being found unresponsive in a pond in Melbourne’s inner-west earlier this week.

The two-year-old girl was discovered in the Footscray Park pond about 8pm on Monday.

She was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital but died overnight, trauma director Prof Warwick Teague confirmed on Friday.

He said the girl was out of sight only for a matter of minutes before she was found face down in the water.

“It is very timely to remind ourselves of the absolute importance of constant vigilance and attention to water safety,” Teague told reporters.

“[This is] to ensure that the summer times remain happy times for our children – full of enjoyment of water, but free from the tragedy and the upset of injury.”

Teague said children could drown within 20 seconds and those under five years old needed to be within arm’s reach at all times.

Children under 10 must be within eyesight at all times.

“Water can bring us joy, but we do need to take care,” Teague said. “Please don’t think that this is something that cannot or will not happen to your family.

“Even when care is taken, circumstances can still bring us to tragedy.”

The two-year-old’s death followed three other separate child water accidents in Victoria this week, Teague said.

A seven-year-old girl is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a household pool at San Remo on Thursday.

She was an able swimmer who had attended swimming lessons and was being supervised by an adult at the time, Teague said.

Another seven-year-old girl is recovering from injuries after a boat explosion at Robinvale, while a 13-year-old boy was flown to hospital on Thursday following a boating accident at Lake Nagambie.

Meanwhile, the body of a 43-year-old woman swept off rocks while fishing with family at San Remo, in an incident unrelated to the seven-year-old girl, was found on Friday.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.