On Sunday around 4:30 p.m. Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office and the Mission Fire Department were called to a Southwest Topeka home because of a one-year-old boy that fell into a pool, according to Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.
The fall happened at a home on 2700 block of SW Stutley Rd.
Resuscitation efforts were performed at the residence and the boy was transported to a Topeka hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Safe Kids Shawnee County wants to warn families that drowning can happen to anyone. Rachel Ault is a program coordinator with the organization.
“It only takes a few seconds of someone not paying attention for a child to accidentally fall or get into a body of water. Then once they’re in the body of water it can get life-threatening in less than a minute,” Ault said.
They have a number of recommendations to help people be extra cautious. You can find those here.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family to help cover funeral expenses.
To visit the site, click here.