A 1-year-old boy drowned in a bathtub Friday afternoon in southwest Fresno, police reported.
The incident was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the Sequoia Courts apartment complex at Plumas and El Dorado avenues, where the father, 24, was reportedly babysitting the boy and his 2-year-old sister. The father told police that he had left the children unattended for about 15 minutes while he watched cartoons in the living room.
Lt. Joe Gomez said that when the father went to check on the children, he discovered the boy was underwater and unresponsive. The baby was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:13 p.m. Gomez said detectives are talking to the father and investigating whether negligence charges will be pursued.