Boy found in family pool identified

Posted at 9:56 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 10:56:04-04

A 2-year-old boy who was found in his family’s pool after he drowned has been identified.

Around 7:15 Sunday morning, police say they received a call from 2-year-old Ayden Flores’ parents who said that he was missing from his bedroom. They told police they had already searched for their son all around their home.

Officers arrived minutes later and found Ayden in the outdoor, above ground pool. They immediately called medics and started CPR on the child, but it was too late. 

Detective Arturo Gonzalez, Jr. with the Robstown Police Department says investigators have reviewed footage from surveillance cameras at the family’s home. He says the video shows there was no foul play involved in Ayden’s death.

"The child did manage to get out of the house and get on top of the ladder, and he slipped and fell into the pool," Gonzalez said. 

As of now, no criminal charges are filed in this case. Gonzalez says Robstown PD’s investigation is ongoing, and the department will present its evidence to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.

Gonzalez offers some advice for other parents to try to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again.

"If you have a pool, make sure it’s equipped with a fence that closes, latches where a child would not — or locks — where a child cannot open it. If you have a ladder going up to the pool, remove the ladder," Detective Gonzalez says.

Gonzalez also said that CPS is involved in the investigation. The official cause of death is pending a toxicology report, but the medical examiner said it appears to be a drowning.