Near Drowning of 2 yr. old
Jun 15, 2014
3:47pm today, a frantic “911” call came into the Liberty County dispatcher with
both a male and female voice screaming about a 2 year old little boy that had
drowned. Due to the frantic nature of the caller(s) only the address of 2007 CR
605 could be obtained and Deputy James McQueen was dispatched to that location.
Upon his arrival, family members and friends told Deputy McQueen that the
mother and father had left the scene and was taking their child to he local
hospital by private auto.
started for the Liberty/Dayton hospital but found the parents at the
intersection of Hwy. 90 and Waco St. with the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department
personnel performing CPR on the child. Shortly thereafter, Liberty County EMS
arrived and continued the process until Life Flight arrived and transported the
child to Herman Memorial hospital in Houston. The child’s condition is
undetermined at this time.
Josh Cummins, lead investigator, briefly interviewed the distraught parents and
according to them, the adults and children had been at a family bar-b-q and
swimming in a 3’ deep, above ground plastic swimming pool. After swimming,
everyone got out of the pool and the ladder being used for access to the pool,
was removed and taken away from the pool side. The step-father, Dylan Hill, was
with other men around the bar-b-pit while the child’s mother, Emma Drake, was
in the house with other family members. Somehow, the small child managed to get
back into the pool without the use of the ladder or without anyone seeing him
get in. However, one of the members, and who is unknown at this time, found the
little boy under water in the pool and pulled him out. It was at this point the
frantic call to the Sheriff’s Department took place and he parents attempted to
drive their child to the hospital by private auto.
of this writing, Sgt. Cummins is in route to Herman Hospital to obtain more
details and the investigation is still underway.
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information and/or bonding information, please visit our website at www.libertytxsheriff.com
and click on the “On Line Custody Link” on the main webpage or under the jail
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