A 2-year-old boy who was found in his family’s pool after he apparently drowned has been identified.
Police say 2-year-old Ayden Flores can be seen on surveillance footage leaving the house, getting on top of the pool’s ladder and falling into the pool after slipping. Detective Arturo Gonzalez, Jr. with the Robstown Police Department says the video shows there was no foul play involved in Ayden’s death.
Ayden’s parents called officers around 7:15 Sunday morning and 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.
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 tells KRIS 6 News that CPS is involved in the investigation. The medical examiner says the official cause of death is pending a toxicology report, but it appears to be a drowning.