Update from L.A. County Sheriff, 6:29 p.m.:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the drowning death of a child that occurred on Monday, April 6, 2015, in the 27600 Block of Woodfield Place, Valencia.
Detectives have learned that the child was left under the care of family members between the ages of 14-19 years old, when the child wandered outside. It appears that in an attempt to retrieve a ball from the swimming pool, the child fell inside.
The family members later found the child unresponsive inside the swimming pool. They pulled the child out of the swimming pool and immediately contacted the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) was performed on the child until deputies arrived on scene.
Once on scene, deputies continued to perform life-saving efforts on the child until the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived. Deputies immediately coordinated a plan and blocked several streets allowing the Los Angeles County Fire Department to rush the child to a local hospital. Although several efforts were made to save the child, he unfortunately was pronounced dead shortly after.
Detectives have determined that the incident was an accidental drowning and no criminal negligence was involved.
There is no further information available at this time.
[KHTS] – The toddler who was found unresponsive in a Valencia swimming pool Monday night has been identified by coroner’s officials.
Aydenn Navarrette, a 3-year-old boy from Southgate, was pronounced dead at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Monday night at around 8 p.m., said Craig Harvey from the Los Angeles County Coroners office.
Navarrette was found not breathing in a pool at a home in the 27600 block of Woodfield Place in Valencia, Harvey said.
The case is being treated as an accidental death, said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded around 7 p.m., officials said. County Fire Department personnel responded to the home and administered CPR, said sheriff’s officials.
The boy was given a police escort from the house near Grandview Drive and Woodfield Place to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, where the child was pronounced dead, officials said.