MILLER COUNTY, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Deputies in Miller County, Ark., are investigating the death of a 1 year-old girl on Tuesday night.
Officials said the infant drowned in a bathtub around 7:30 Tuesday night. It happened at a home on Miller County Road 40, south of Fouke. According to a press release Wednesday afternoon, EMS personnel were advised that the child had apparently been found in a bathtub containing water, and that the child was not breathing.
The release goes on to state that first Responders and EMS personnel performed CPR on the child at the scene, and the child was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Michael E.R. where the child was pronounced deceased at 8:39 p.m. by an E.R. physician.
“Miller County deputies were dispatched to a possible drowning involving the infant child. At that point, the patrol deputies made the decision to contact the criminal investigation division, which we then arrived on scene and took over the investigation and right now that investigation is still pending,” said Sgt. Jessie Grigsby.
According to officials, the Arkansas Department of Human Services dispatched personnel to the scene as other minor children were at the residence.
The victim was transported to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock to determine the manner and cause of death.
The Miller County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting follow up interviews and examining evidence associated with the tragic incident.