An 8-month-old baby drowned yesterday at Number One Beach, near Hampstead River, between 3 and 5 pm.
The mother of the child, Leania Joseph, 16, of Bense, had left the child sleeping on one end of the beach while she and others played a game of rounders further down the beach, according to someone who was at the scene.
Joseph could not find the baby when she returned from her game and those at the beach launched a search. The baby was found floating in the river.
The police are investigating the matter further.