Maricopa boy found submerged in bathtub Christmas night dies

MARICOPA, AZ - A 6-year-old boy has died after he was found submerged in the bathtub Christmas night.

Maricopa fire officials told ABC15 when the boy arrived at Cardon Children's Medical Hospital in Mesa he was alive, but  not responsive and not breathing on his own.

This happened just before 6:30 p.m. at a two-story home in Maricopa. Officials said Wednesday the boy died shortly after 7 p.m.

We're told family members were home and the 6-year-old was found in the tub. He had reportedly been feeling ill beforehand.

He wasn't breathing and he didn't have a pulse when paramedics arrived at the home.

The drowning is under investigation, however officials say there are no suspicious circumstances.

 

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