SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - Authorities have identified a boy who was swept away in a wash behind his San Tan Valley home and died.
Pinal County sheriff's spokesman Elias Johnson says 2-year-old Dylan Brown died Sunday night after being transported to the hospital.
Brown's uncle, Paul Schreiber, spoke out about the tragic incident at a Monday press conference saying the boy’s parents are heartbroken.
“Such good parents and a good family. We're just devastated. They're devastated. They just have that loss and that hole in their hearts. It's just a hard thing,” said Schreiber.
Johnson says a neighbor had called authorities to report the child found in the wash.
The neighbor loaded Brown onto an ATV and brought him to firefighters at the scene.
Crews performed CPR on the boy before transporting him to Banner Ironwood Hospital. He was taken off life support and pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Schreiber said Brown’s parents are usually very watchful of their children.
“They're super cautious and she always knows where their kids are. It was just one of those instances where one parent thought he was with the other and it wasn't so,” said Schreiber.
Schreiber remembered Brown as adventurous and a dare devil who loved playing with his brother and sister.
A memorial account has been established to help the family cover medical and funeral expenses. Donations can be made at any Desert Schools Federal Credit Union under the Dylan Dee Brown account.
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