Randall County toddler drowns in above-ground pool

Toddler dies of drowning at rural home.


andall County emergency crews were called to a rural home along east Claude Hwy. on the drowning of a toddler on Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the Randall County Sheriff office.

Lake Tanglewood EMS, Randall County deputies, arrived to a rural home were a 3-year-old female had been found drowned in a above ground pool.

According to the press release, the child's father had pulled the child from the pool. A grandfather of the child began efforts to get the child breathing and clear the lungs of water.

When emergency responders arrived CPR had been performed and the child had begun breathing on its own.

The child was take by ambulance to Northwest Texas Hospital.

The release said the child died on Sunday at the hospital.

An autopsy was performed on Monday, and the results confirmed the child died as a result of drowning.