PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives Tuesday investigated the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a 3-year-old boy in Palmdale.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the boy and his mother were attending a Fourth of July party at a home located in the 37700 block of 50th Street East.READ MORE: Patrons of In-N-Out React to Upcoming Mandate
“After the festivities moved to the front of the residence to watch fireworks, the mother of the child noticed her child was missing and began to search for him,” explained Deputy Crystal Hernandez. “She located the boy in the backyard pool. The mother immediately pulled the child from the pool and began to render aid until emergency personnel arrived.”READ MORE: Largest Tiny Home Village In California To Serve Unhoused Community Opening In Highland Park
Paramedics transported the child to a hospital where he later died. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
At this time, it remains unclear how long the child was in the water before he was discovered.MORE NEWS: Dodgers 3B Justin Turner Suffers Season-Ending Hamstring Injury In Game 4 Defeat
The investigation is ongoing.