From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY –A 5-month-old baby boy drown after being left in a bath tub on Sunday night, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s detectives are conducting a death investigation after a 5-month-old male child was found unresponsive in a bath tub.
Just before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, deputies responded to a medical emergency at residence in the 100 block of Hickory Grove Drive near Tarrant. It was reported that a 5-month-old boy was not breathing.
Paramedics arrived in scene and transported the child to an area hospital. The child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Early information from the scene is that the father of the child placed him in the bath tub and left the room. When he returned, he found the child was not breathing.
The investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as they become available.