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Baby dies after being found unresponsive by babysitter in bathtub

News 5 Cleveland WEWS
News 5 Cleveland WEWS
 26 days ago
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Cleveland police are investigating after a child left in the care of a babysitter died after being found in a bathtub Saturday evening.

Around 10:35 p.m., officers were called to the 4700 block of Woodland Avenue for report of an unresponsive 1-year-old boy.

Before police arrived, EMS had responded to the scene and transported the boy to Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

As with all child fatalities, the Homicide Unit was called to the scene and investigators said preliminary information indicates that a 22-year-old man was babysitting the boy, who is his girlfriend's child, along with three other children.

The 1-year-old boy was reportedly found unresponsive in the bathtub before first responders were called to the scene.

Police arrested the 22-year-old man on endangering children charges.

No additional information was provided at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Renee Tate
26d ago

a 22yr.young man should know not to leave a 1yr.old in a bathtub alone in the first place. Ladies you have to be very careful about whom you leave your children with. My heart goes out to the family.

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Melissa
25d ago

Maybe these "single moms" need to start being held accountable for their poor decisions, in boyfriends (while refusing parenting time to the actual father) and "babysitters". These women never learn.

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Carol Williams
25d ago

These single women need to stop leaving their children with these men. You have to be aware and pay attention to your children vibes around people you let in your home. My deepest condolences to to the family

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