Police are investigating the drowning death of a toddler which occurred on Saturday at a residence located at two and half miles on the George Price Highway. Police investigation revealed that the family was socializing when they lost sight of the child, Kelvin Alexander Sanchez who was later found in a vat that was adjacent to the home. ASP Alejandro Cowo briefed the media on the incident.
ASP Alejandro Cowo – Head of CIB: “Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw a one year ten months old baby being attended to by medical doctors at the hospital. Unfortunately the minor passed away at about seven. What Police has gathered so far is that the minor was along with his mother Alexia Sanchez at the mother’s residence which is located on the George Price Highway just behind the Tansa Gas Depot. When the family were having a reunion and the child was left in the house, they began to look for the child and the child was nowhere to be found. The mother went to her residence which is not far from where the mother lives and the child was not there. The father at the same time was coming out and he was looking outside of the yard when he saw inside of the Vatt the minor. They took him out and they rushed him to the hospital however he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.”
Johnelle Mckenzie: “Any idea how the minor got into the Vatt?”
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “What we believe is the house is 6 ft elevated off the ground and the Vatt is about 7 ft in height so just about a ft difference between the Vatt and the house.”
Police are looking into whether neglect can be factored in the drowning death of the toddler.