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1-year-old drowns in bathtub on Detroit's east side

Posted: 7:30 AM, Dec 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-07 17:25:26Z
1-year-old drowns in bathtub in Detroit
1-year-old drowns in bathtub in Detroit

Detroit Police say a 1-year-old child is dead this morning after drowning in a bathtub in a home located in the 10700 block of Balfour on the city's east side.

Police say the mother noticed her 4-year-old child had wet the bed, so she started a bath for her. We're told the mother fell back asleep and was woken up by the 4-year-old who had discovered the 1-year-old dead in the tub. 

Police say the 1-year-old was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

An investigation is ongoing.