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Tucson toddler dies after being found under water

September 23, 2008

TUCSON - An 18-month-old boy who was found submerged in water at a central Tucson home on Tuesday morning has died.

Tucson police say they're investigating the circumstances of the drowning. The child was pronounced dead at Tucson Medical Center.

The child's father was home alone with the boy. He told police he couldn't find the child after waking up from a nap and began searching the home. He found the boy submerged shortly before noon, called 911, began lifesaving efforts and stopped two women passers-by for help.

Police say the child did not drown in a tub but declined to provide additional details. The man had custody of the child and the mother lives out of state.

Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic
Associated Press
Copyright 2008 Arizona Republic

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