TEXAS CITY, Texas — A 5-year-old boy found face down in a swimming pool at an apartment complex in Texas City is dead, according to police.

This happened Saturday at the Veranda Apartments on Avenue North just before 3:30 p.m., when the child's mother says the boy left their apartment and was missing for about 4 to 5 minutes, police say.

A Texas City PD officer found the boy face down in the apartment pool and administered CPR before he was flown by Life Flight to UTMB. 

The child died shortly after arriving to UTMB.


Texas City Police Department

Press Release

Drowning

TEXAS CITY, TX (July 20, 2019, 5:00 PM): July 20, 2019, 3:07 PM, Texas City Police responded to a missing 5 year-old male at the Veranda Apartments, located at 3700 9th Avenue North. The child was reported to be autistic and had been missing from his apartment for approximately five minutes. All available officers were dispatched to the complex to search for the child.

 

Officers arrived on scene at 3:08 PM and while searching with the child’s mother, located the child in the complex pool face down in the water. The officer that located the child jumped into the pool and pulled the child out. Once the child was out of the water, officers immediately began CPR on the child. Texas City Fire and EMS arrived on scene and continued CPR until the child was transported by Herman Life Flight to UTMB.

 

Despite the efforts of the responding officers and firefights, the child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at UTMB. This is still an active investigation.


 

Corporal Allen Bjerke

Public Information Officer

Texas City Police Department