Editor’s note: This is the first of two similar incidents involving toddlers and pools in our area tonight. The other happened at a residence in Katy ISD, while this one was in Cy-Fair ISD’s attendance zone.
CYPRESS — Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 4900 blk of Windcross Court (CFISD attendance zone).
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a two-year-old child was possibly left unattended while in a pool. The child was unresponsive and transported to Texas Children’s Hospital. Investigators are en route.
Later tonight, he provided and update that an investigation had begun: The initial information is there were two adult females in their 20s and two children, both under three-years-old. Both adults were inside the home, for an unknown time, when a two-year-old girl went under water. The two-year-old and her mother were visitors to the home. The child remains hospitalized, in ICU, and extremely critical.
Update on Windcross Court: 2-yr-old child remains extremely critical, in ICU. Praying she pulls through. #HouNews
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) May 28, 2019
“We will continue our efforts to promote water safety,” the sheriff said after a second similar incident occurred less than five miles away, north of Katy. “There are many resources and organizations such as Judah Brown Project raising awareness. For pool parties, don’t assume everyone is watching, (because) undoubtedly no one is. Have a designated pool watcher to keep an eye on swimmers at all times. This should be a responsible adult who will not become distracted.”
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