Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigating near-drowning of child

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Update-The Sheriff’s Office says the child passed away Monday night. Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, after consulting with the District Attorney’s Office and Child Protective Services, will not be pursuing charges.

On October 12 at about 12:05 pm, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a local pool company employee, who stated he found a male child floating face down in a hot tub at a residence in the 28000 block of Beth Marie Drive in Magnolia. At that time, law enforcement and medical first responders were dispatched to the residence. A Montgomery County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable was the first to arrive on the scene and began life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived. The 20-month-old child was transported by the Montgomery County Hospital District to a local hospital. While en route to the hospital the ambulance was involved in a crash with a citizen vehicle. The child was moved to another ambulance and continued to the hospital.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash involving the ambulance.The circumstances surrounding the child in the hot tub are currently under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The child is currently in critical condition at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the child.

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