Cops: Toddler wandered into neighbor'' s pool, later on passes away in west Las Vegas

LVMPD officers are investigating a possible child drowning July 4, 2018 (Tiana Bohner / FOX5).
 LVMPD officers are investigating a possible child drowning July 4, 2018 (Tiana Bohner/ FOX5).

LVMPD officers are investigating a possible child drowning July 4, 2018( Tiana Bohner/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )- A young child wandered away from home into a next-door neighbor’s yard pool where he drowned Wednesday early morning in the west Las Vegas Valley, police said. Las Vegas Metro authorities responded to an emergency call involving a kid drowning quickly after 11 a.m. Authorities stated a 3-year-old boy was discovered in a pool on the 5300 block of Supai Drive, near Flamingo and Lindell roadways. The kid was unresponsive and taken to a neighboring health center for treatment where he later passed away.

” They are quick, they do avoid you and it doesn’t take much,” neighbor Steve Gertz stated.

” I feel bad,” another neighbor said. “If you have a kid, 2 or 3 years of ages, you must view them. Do not let them play or go swimming by themselves.”

Private investigators are still piecing together precisely how this happened. Authorities stated a member of the family was watching the young boy. However eventually, the boy wandered away. Then recognizing he was missing, the relative started knocking on doors, eventually discovering him in a next-door neighbor’s pool.

” It appears to be repeating,” City Lt. Frank Fama stated. “So it’s very important that message is put out that individuals need to be more knowledgeable about their children around pools.”

Gertz deals with pools and he said this hits near to house due to the fact that he has a young granddaughter. So he takes additional steps to make sure she is safe.

” I do take safety measures because I have a pool in my yard and a fenced location,” he said.

Cops stated their message bears repeating: never ever take your eyes off your kids.

” A few minutes can go by and the next thing, it’s minutes,” Lt. Fama said. “Kids are extremely interested in what’s going outside of exactly what they know, they tend to stray that’s why it’s very important. I can’t stress enough, kids have to be addressed at all times.”

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