Girl, two, dies after being pulled from ‘stolen’ Mini found in river following mum’s frantic Facebook appeal

A toddler has died after being found in an allegedly stolen car in a river.

Mum Kim Rowlands took to Facebook on Monday afternoon to report her silver Mini was missing with her daughter Kiara Moore inside.

“Can everyone look out for the car, It’s been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Please share!” she posted.

Her sister Nicola made a similar plea saying: “My sister’s car was stolen from Carmarthenshire with my 3 year old niece inside, please share and get my niece home safe!”

Dyfed-Powys police in Cardigan, Wales, also shared an appeal saying they had received a report of the car going missing from the old Scout Hall at around 3.30pm on Monday.

At around 6pm, police confirmed the car had been found in the River Teifi with a little girl inside.

Kiara, who was due to turn three next week, was airlifted to hospital for medical treatment but sadly died.

No arrests were made in connection with the incident.

Late on Monday night, dad Jet Moore posted an update to thank those who had helped in the search.

He added: “A mega thank you the officers who jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did.

“Unfortunately Kiara had an amazing but short life.”

Police confirmed the little girl died in hospital and said the incident is being investigated.

Dyfed Powys police said in a statement: “Sadly, we confirm that Kiara Moore, aged 2 (27/3/2015) was pronounced dead at the UHW, Cardiff, having been recovered from a car in the River Teifi.

“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the silver Mini enter the river between 3:30pm and 4:50pm on Monday.

“Kiara’s family is being supported by specialist officers.”