(WICHITA, Kan.) — A one year-old boy has drowned after falling into a home swimming pool in northeast Wichita.
The call came in shortly after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday from a home in the 5600 block of Coe Drive, near 13th & Edgemoor.
Paramedics tried to revive the toddler at the scene. He died later at Wesley Medical Center, police said.
"It's a bad situation for the family, for the people working this case, for the neighborhood," said WPD Capt. Brent Allred.
Allred said investigators were still interviewing the seven people who were home at the time. He said it appears all were asleep when the one year-old somehow got outside and fell into the backyard pool.
It's unclear how long he was in the water.
Lisa Cardona, who identified herself as the child's step-grandmother, said kids from all over the neighborhood use that pool.
Cardona said the boy's mother is a recent graduate of Southeast High School and was working hard to provide and care for her two children.