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  • Dyfed-Powys Police say the car, silver Mini, was found in the River Teifi, Cardigan
  • On Facebook, numerous posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from town
  • Police also said child was receiving medical attention after being saved from car 
  • Tragically, girl – two-year-old Kiara – has now died, her mother’s partner said 
  • Her father, Jet Moore, has now confirmed the car rolled into the river outside his outdoor activity centre – before police dived in to try to save the youngster 

Iain Burns

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Anthony Joseph for MailOnline

A two-year-old girl has died in freezing waters after being trapped in a car when it silently rolled down a slipway after her mother parked it to go into her office. 

Kiara Moore was found in her mother Kim Rowland’s silver Mini, which had silently rolled into the River Teifi in Cardigan, Wales, moments after she left it.

Ms Rowlands, came outside again to see her car missing, and called the police to report it had been stolen, with her daughter inside – sparking a major search in the area yesterday afternoon.

After a two-hour search of the river around Cardigan Castle, Dyfed-Powys Police found the car submerged in the river. Kiara, who was due to turn three next week, was found inside the car and was flown to hospital, where she later died.

Her father, Jet Moore, has now confirmed the car rolled into the river outside his outdoor activity centre – before police dived in to try to save the youngster.

Two-year-old Kiara Rowlands, pictured with her mother Kim, was found yesterday evening

Kiara's father, Jet Moore, who is in a relationship with Kim, wrote on Facebook that his daughter died despite the heroic efforts of emergency services

Kiara's father, Jet Moore, who is in a relationship with Kim, wrote on Facebook that his daughter died despite the heroic efforts of emergency services

Kiara’s father, Jet Moore, who is in a relationship with Kim, wrote on Facebook that his daughter died despite the heroic efforts of emergency services

Kiara Moore

Kiara Moore

Nicola Rowlands, Kiara's aunt, released this picture of her niece online in a desperate bid to find her 

Nicola Rowlands, Kiara's aunt, released this picture of her niece online in a desperate bid to find her 

Nicola Rowlands, Kiara’s aunt, released this picture of her niece online in a desperate bid to find her yesterday

Mr Moore owns an outdoor activity company, Cardigan Bay Active, near to the old Scout Hall (pictured), where the vehicle was reported missing from. It is believed Ms Rowland also works at the business

Mr Moore owns an outdoor activity company, Cardigan Bay Active, near to the old Scout Hall (pictured), where the vehicle was reported missing from. It is believed Ms Rowland also works at the business

Mr Moore owns an outdoor activity company, Cardigan Bay Active, near to the old Scout Hall (pictured), where the vehicle was reported missing from. It is believed Ms Rowland also works at the business

The child's mother frantically on Facebook: 'Can everyone look out for the car, It's been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Please share!' Pictured: Rescuers searching the river yesterday

The child's mother frantically on Facebook: 'Can everyone look out for the car, It's been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Please share!' Pictured: Rescuers searching the river yesterday

The child’s mother frantically on Facebook: ‘Can everyone look out for the car, It’s been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Please share!’ Pictured: Rescuers searching the river yesterday

The 40-year-old wrote on Facebook: ‘They got in the car to go home. Sat on bank card which snapped and needed money to get home etc.

‘Went back to the office to get money from the desk and came back to no car.

‘Looked in the river No signs. So we thought she and the car had been taken.

‘The police found the car a while later and went way beyond the call of duty jumping in and pulling her out.

‘They tried to revive her for hours but unfortunately could not. Everyone done their best. Thank you all so much for the support it means the world!

‘She was an incredible happy young girl who lived I hope a great adventurous fun life. And may have done more than most people.

‘Been skiing twice and skied her self! Paddled the great glen Scotland. Paddles the Wye. Played on every beach we could. Had a Loving family and made us all happy.

‘She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our Knick Name (sic) for her. Love her so much.’ 

No arrests have been made and there was no police presence at the scene this morning. 

Ms Rowlands, reported her car had been stolen, near the old Scout Hall, with her daughter inside - sparking a major search in the area yesterday afternoon

Ms Rowlands, reported her car had been stolen, near the old Scout Hall, with her daughter inside - sparking a major search in the area yesterday afternoon

Ms Rowlands, reported her car had been stolen, near the old Scout Hall, with her daughter inside – sparking a major search in the area yesterday afternoon

Her father, Jet Moore, has now confirmed the car rolled into the river outside his outdoor activity centre - before police dived in to try to save the youngster

Her father, Jet Moore, has now confirmed the car rolled into the river outside his outdoor activity centre - before police dived in to try to save the youngster

Her father, Jet Moore, has now confirmed the car rolled into the river outside his outdoor activity centre – before police dived in to try to save the youngster

The silver Mini tragically rolled into the river outside dad Jet's canoe and kayak touring company base called Cardigan Bay Active - with Kiara trapped in her child seat in the back

The silver Mini tragically rolled into the river outside dad Jet's canoe and kayak touring company base called Cardigan Bay Active - with Kiara trapped in her child seat in the back

The silver Mini tragically rolled into the river outside dad Jet’s canoe and kayak touring company base called Cardigan Bay Active – with Kiara trapped in her child seat in the back

The silver Mini tragically rolled into the river outside dad Jet’s canoe and kayak touring company base called Cardigan Bay Active – with Kiara trapped in her child seat in the back.

Mr Moore, who is managing director of the company, runs activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking and tubing from the garage unit.

Ms Rowlands is said to spend a lot of time at the adventure base and is often seen parking her newly-bought Mini outside. 

But it vanished as she parked at the top of the slipway – and she reported it stolen.

Mother, Ms Rowlands, wrote frantically on Facebook after her car disappeared yesterday: ‘Can everyone look out for the car, It’s been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Please share!’

Her sister, Nicola Rowlands, made her own appeal: ‘My sister’s car was stolen from Carmarthenshire with my 3 year old niece inside, please share and get my niece home safe!’   

After a two-hour search the car was tragically found submerged in the river Teifi in Cardigan, Wales, just 50 yards from where it was reported stolen.

Kiara (pictured, on her first birthday) was flown more than 100 miles to hospital in Cardiff by air ambulance but doctors were unable to save her

Kiara (pictured, on her first birthday) was flown more than 100 miles to hospital in Cardiff by air ambulance but doctors were unable to save her

Kiara (pictured, on her first birthday) was flown more than 100 miles to hospital in Cardiff by air ambulance but doctors were unable to save her

Kiara is pictured with her mother Kim Rowland on the baby girl's first birthday

Kiara is pictured with her mother Kim Rowland on the baby girl's first birthday

Kiara is pictured with her mother Kim Rowland on the baby girl’s first birthday

No arrests have been made over the tragedy. An inquest is due to be opened

No arrests have been made over the tragedy. An inquest is due to be opened

No arrests have been made over the tragedy. An inquest is due to be opened

Kim Rowlands

Kim Rowlands

Mr Moore thanked the emergency services last night. On Facebook, he wrote: 'Thank you all for your help this evening. A mega thank you the officers who jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did'

Mr Moore thanked the emergency services last night. On Facebook, he wrote: 'Thank you all for your help this evening. A mega thank you the officers who jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did'

Mr Moore thanked the emergency services last night. On Facebook, he wrote: ‘Thank you all for your help this evening. A mega thank you the officers who jumped in the river and the rest of the emergency services for all they did’

Kiara was flown more than 100 miles to hospital in Cardiff by air ambulance but doctors were unable to save her.

No arrests have been made over the tragedy. An inquest is due to be opened.  

Mr Moore thanked the emergency services last night.

On Facebook, he wrote: ‘Thank you all for your help this evening. 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.’  

Jet Moore (pictured), who is in a relationship with the mother of the little girl, posted a heart-breaking tribute online

Jet Moore (pictured), who is in a relationship with the mother of the little girl, posted a heart-breaking tribute online

Kiara with her mother

Kiara with her mother

Jet Moore (pictured, left), who is in a relationship with the mother of the little girl, posted a heart-breaking tribute online

The force received a call about the missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm. Pictured: The search earlier yesterday

The force received a call about the missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm. Pictured: The search earlier yesterday

The force received a call about the missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm. Pictured: The search earlier yesterday

The car was reported stolen after last being seen outside the Scout Hall in Cardigan (pictured), police said

The car was reported stolen after last being seen outside the Scout Hall in Cardigan (pictured), police said

The car was reported stolen after last being seen outside the Scout Hall in Cardigan (pictured), police said

In a tweet, Dyfed-Powys Police said: 'Following a call at 3.30pm we made enq. as to whereabouts of a silver mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall. During a search the vehicle was located in the River Teifi, Cardigan'

In a tweet, Dyfed-Powys Police said: 'Following a call at 3.30pm we made enq. as to whereabouts of a silver mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall. During a search the vehicle was located in the River Teifi, Cardigan'

In a tweet, Dyfed-Powys Police said: ‘Following a call at 3.30pm we made enq. as to whereabouts of a silver mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall. During a search the vehicle was located in the River Teifi, Cardigan’

Her distraught family were today being comforted over the death of ‘little angel’ Kiara who would have celebrated her third birthday on March 27. 

Grandmother Glynis Moore said: ‘Lovely Grandchild Kiara lost her life tonight bless her love her so much.’ 

In a tweet, Dyfed-Powys Police said: ‘Following a call at 3.30pm we made enq. as to whereabouts of a silver mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall.

‘During a search the vehicle was located in the River Teifi, Cardigan.

‘A child has been removed from the vehicle and is receiving medical attention.’

Catrin Miles, who represents the Teifi ward on Cardigan Town Council, said: ‘Absolutely, it’s a very worrying time. The rescue services got into action so quickly. 

‘It’s amazing the volunteers involved as well. The coastguards are throwing absolutely everything at it.’ 

A Cardigan resident, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘The road has been blocked off and the helicopter was above. 

A Wales Air Ambulance is currently at the scene (and is pictured earlier). A spokesman for Milford Haven Coastguard added: 'We have coastguard teams and a lifeboat assisting Dyfed-Powys Police with an incident on a river in Cardigan'

A Wales Air Ambulance is currently at the scene (and is pictured earlier). A spokesman for Milford Haven Coastguard added: 'We have coastguard teams and a lifeboat assisting Dyfed-Powys Police with an incident on a river in Cardigan'

A Wales Air Ambulance is currently at the scene (and is pictured earlier). A spokesman for Milford Haven Coastguard added: ‘We have coastguard teams and a lifeboat assisting Dyfed-Powys Police with an incident on a river in Cardigan’

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling 101. Pictured: The air ambulance at the scene 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling 101. Pictured: The air ambulance at the scene 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling 101. Pictured: The air ambulance at the scene 

A woman believed to be the child's aunt made her own appeal: 'My sister's car was stolen from Carmarthenshire with my 3 year old niece inside, please share and get my niece home safe!' Pictured: The search earlier yesterday

A woman believed to be the child's aunt made her own appeal: 'My sister's car was stolen from Carmarthenshire with my 3 year old niece inside, please share and get my niece home safe!' Pictured: The search earlier yesterday

A woman believed to be the child’s aunt made her own appeal: ‘My sister’s car was stolen from Carmarthenshire with my 3 year old niece inside, please share and get my niece home safe!’ Pictured: The search earlier yesterday

On Facebook , numerous posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from the town with a two-year-old girl in it

On Facebook , numerous posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from the town with a two-year-old girl in it

On Facebook , numerous posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from the town with a two-year-old girl in it

‘It’s near Finch Square down by the river bank. People are shocked – it’s a surprise for a small town like ourselves.

‘Nothing happens, [so] it’s a big shock.’ 

Elin Jones, the Assembly Member for Ceredigion, posted on Twitter: ‘Awful news in Cardigan. A young, innocent life taken so tragically.

‘Thank you to those who tried to save her, and our thoughts are with all who loved her. Colled ifanc sy’n tristau cymuned. R.I.P Kiara Moore.’ 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling 101. 

Did you see the ‘stolen’ car? Email [email protected]

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