Merrimack, N.H. Police Say Infant Drowned In Bathtub

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) – Merrimack police say an investigation into the death of an 8-month-old infant inside a home has confirmed that the boy drowned in a bathtub.
 
Police say in a statement released Friday evening that an autopsy has confirmed the drowning.
 
They say the infant’s 2-year-old brother and mother were in the Wilson Hill Road home at the time of the incident Thursday.
 
The child’s mother was attempting to resuscitate the baby when officers arrived at the scene. Emergency personnel also tried to resuscitate the child.
 
The boy was taken to Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center and subsequently pronounced dead.
 
Police said Friday that investigators are still reviewing circumstances surrounding the incident.
 
The child’s name and that of his mother were being withheld Friday evening.

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