Toddler drowns in backyard pool

News Jun 08, 2011 Ancaster News

Hamilton police are warning parents to be vigilant about water safety following the drowning death of a two-and-a-half-year-old Ancaster boy on the weekend.

Sergeant Terri-Lynn Collings said officers and emergency crews were called to a home on Stowbridge Crescent home after the toddler was pulled from a backyard pool by his father at about 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The boy reportedly unlocked a door and entered the pool while his dad was napping.

Police were not releasing his name at the family’s request.

“Obviously there’s a bit of a message for families to be diligent, not to put any blame on anybody in this case,” Collings said.

The major crimes unit was called to investigate as required by law for any death involving children, but there is no suspicion of foul play, she said.

Toddler drowns in backyard pool

News Jun 08, 2011 Ancaster News

Hamilton police are warning parents to be vigilant about water safety following the drowning death of a two-and-a-half-year-old Ancaster boy on the weekend.

Sergeant Terri-Lynn Collings said officers and emergency crews were called to a home on Stowbridge Crescent home after the toddler was pulled from a backyard pool by his father at about 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The boy reportedly unlocked a door and entered the pool while his dad was napping.

Police were not releasing his name at the family’s request.

“Obviously there’s a bit of a message for families to be diligent, not to put any blame on anybody in this case,” Collings said.

The major crimes unit was called to investigate as required by law for any death involving children, but there is no suspicion of foul play, she said.

Toddler drowns in backyard pool

News Jun 08, 2011 Ancaster News

Hamilton police are warning parents to be vigilant about water safety following the drowning death of a two-and-a-half-year-old Ancaster boy on the weekend.

Sergeant Terri-Lynn Collings said officers and emergency crews were called to a home on Stowbridge Crescent home after the toddler was pulled from a backyard pool by his father at about 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The boy reportedly unlocked a door and entered the pool while his dad was napping.

Police were not releasing his name at the family’s request.

“Obviously there’s a bit of a message for families to be diligent, not to put any blame on anybody in this case,” Collings said.

The major crimes unit was called to investigate as required by law for any death involving children, but there is no suspicion of foul play, she said.