2-year-old boy drowns in bathtub in Oklahoma City

A 2-year-old died Tuesday in southeast Oklahoma City after being left briefly unattended in the bathtub, Oklahoma City police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 7, 2013

A 2-year-old boy drowned in a bathtub Tuesday in southeast Oklahoma City, police reported.

Oklahoma City police officers responded about 7 p.m. to 5601 Runway Road after the child's mother found the boy unresponsive in the bathtub and called 911.

She had momentarily stepped away, she told police.

The boy's mother began CPR. He was taken to Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“By all indications right now, it's a tragic accident,” Lt. Jeff Cooper said.

Members of the crimes against children unit will conduct an investigation, Cooper said.

Police are not releasing the victim's name, Cooper said.

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