Cottonwood 2-year-old drowns in bathtub

Aug 19, 2015 7:20 PM by News Staff

A 2-year-old girl drowned in a bath tub in Cottonwood after she and a sibling were briefly left unattended Tuesday evening.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and emergency medics personnel were called to a possible drowning at the Cottonwood Oaks Mobile Home Park just before 8 p.m.

According to the sheriff’s office, the 2-year-old’s parents left the girl and her 4-year-old sister in the tub for 1-5 minutes while they tended to dinner and completed an online shopping order.

When she returned, the mother found the girl underwater. Emergency responders and then hospital personnel at Mercy Medical Center and then UC Davis worked to try to save the child, but she died Wednesday.

Sheriff’s investigators say that after interviewing both parents, and the girl’s 4-year-old sister, they do not suspect foul play.


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