PERRIS: Infant dies after drowning in residential pool

PERRIS – An infant died Thursday, May 12, after falling into a residential pool in the 500 Block of North “D” Street, in Perris, according to a sheriff official. Very few details have been released about the drowning and an investigation is ongoing into the tragic incident.

The victim has not yet been officially identified and has only been described as an infant boy.

Riverside County emergency communications dispatchers received a 911 call at about noon, from a person reporting the drowning. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Police Station raced to the house and immediately began life-saving efforts, administering CPR and First Aid,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Curt Harris explained in a press release.

Within minutes, paramedics from the California Department of Forestry and American Medical Response arrived on-scene and continued CPR before rushing the baby to a local hospital.

“Once at the hospital, medical personnel continued to administer life-saving measures, but the baby succumbed to his injuries” and was pronounced dead at the hospital, Harris wrote.

As a result of the incident, a death investigation was initiated in an attempt to identify the circumstances that led to the baby’s death. Sheriff’s Investigators responded to the residence to assist in the investigation. Officials interviewed the baby’s mother and several of her family members.

“No arrests were made at the time,” according to Harris.

The investigation into this death is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact Investigator Rhodes at the Perris Sheriff’s Station at (951) 210-1000, or by email at Callers can refer to incident file number PE161330063 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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