Sunday 25 September 2016

Two-year-old twin boys who drowned in fish pond were 'miracle' IVF children

Mark McLaughlin

Published 14/03/2016 | 02:30

Mervyn Scott and Sarah Aitken with their twins Rhys and Shaun Scott who drowned in a fishpond in Dalgety Bay, Fife
Mervyn Scott and Sarah Aitken with their twins Rhys and Shaun Scott who drowned in a fishpond in Dalgety Bay, Fife

The parents of two-year-old twin boys who drowned after falling into a fish pond have said they were devastated by the loss of their "miracle babies", who were conceived via IVF.

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Two-year-olds Rhys and Shaun Scott died in the freak accident in Dalgety Bay, Fife, on Saturday morning.

The twins' parents, Mervyn Scott and Sarah Aitken said: "Both boys were long-awaited little soldiers who were full of love, happiness, fun and cheek.

"Individually and together they have touched the lives of everyone they met.

Police take flowers from a member of the public
Police take flowers from a member of the public

"We along with our family and friends are still in shock and devastated at such a tragic loss from such a freak accident. They have been taken from us far too early and will be forever missed and loved."

The boys were treated by police officers and paramedics at the scene, before being rushed to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, where they died.

Officers are continuing to support the family. Inquiries to establish the full circumstances are ongoing.

The scene remained cordoned off with police tape and officers were standing guard at the front of the home yesterday morning.

It is understood the pond is in the back garden of the house.

Alex Rowley, the local member of Scotland's parliament, described the incident as "every parent's worst nightmare".

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