Near Drowning Victim Released From Hospital

Update – February 8, 2016


The 3 month old child was released from the McLanes Chilren’s Hospital on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, and is said to be in good condition.  This case is due to be sent to the Bell County District Attorney’s Office this week; further information will be released as it becomes available.

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Bachelor Button on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 11:21am, after receiving a 911 call in reference to a child that was unresponsive.  Upon the officers arrival they located the resident performing CPR on a 2 month old male child.  The officers continued with the CPR until Killeen Fire Department paramedics arrived and took over.  The child was immediately transported by air to the McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the homeowner/child caretaker was giving the 2 month old child a bath when she heard a noise in the area where the other toddlers were playing in the residence.  The female left the child in the bathtub to investigate the noise and when she came back the 2 month old child was face down in the water.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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