A four year old boy died on Friday night after falling from the Miraflores bridge over the río Guadalquivir in Córdoba.

The tragedy occurred at 23:00 when the child, who was with his mother, was playing at the side of the bridge. He lost his balance and fell into the water. His mother dived into the water to rescue him but failed to locate him.

The body was found by National Police officers about an hour later near the Puente de San Rafael. The mother was transferred to hospital suffering from hypothermia and shock.