A 6-month-old baby boy died on Monday after his mother fell asleep in the bathtub with him, according to police.
CBS DFW reports that that the unidentified mother woke up at 5:45 a.m., and found her baby boy, Samuel Symonds, underwater and unconscious. The mother called 911 and the boy was rushed to Cook Children’s Medical Center, where he passed away at around 6:45 a.m.
When first responders arrived to the home, the mother reportedly said she was in the bathtub with the baby when she fell asleep. Child Protective Services were called in to investigate.
Meanwhile, the infant’s twin sibling is now in the custody of police while the investigation continues.
The news comes days after another Texas child, a 3-year-old little girl, drowned in a bathtub.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 3-year-old Eve Blankenfeld was taking a bath in her family’s home in Decatur earlier this month when her mother left her alone to check on her other children. When the mom returned, she found Eve unconscious. The mom called 911 and began CPR on the child until first responders arrived.
Eve was taken to Wise Regional Medical Center and later transferred to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she passed away on Tuesday.
“The mother put her child in the bathtub and then walked into another room to tend to two other kids,” Decatur Police Rex Hoskins told the outlet on Thursday. “She came back and found the child face-down in the bathtub.”
Hoskins added that the incident was a “tragic accident.” No charges have been filed in the incident but Child Protective Services continues to investigate.
Fox 4 reports that the mom told authorities that she put Eve in a bath after the little girl threw up on herself and had a fever.
Since neither of the two women are considered suspects at this time, their names have not been revealed.
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