7-month-old drowns

February 2, 2009 1:30:03 PM PST
A 7-month-old infant has drowned in an Onslow County bathtub.Sheriff's deputies say it happened at a home on Ben Williams Road. The Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived at the home Sunday evening to find the child's father doing CPR.

He told them the child had been under water for about 8 minutes. According to the man's statement, he put the child and a 2-year-old sibling in the bathtub while he watched a movie with some friends.

When he came back, the child was under water.

The 7-month-old was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital where death was pronounced.

Deputies have not named the family involved. They say the investigation continues and no charges have been filed.


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