Police: Infant drowns after mom falls asleep in bath with him

Infant Drowns After Mother Falls Asleep in Bath with Him, Police Say

FORT WORTH, Texas — A 6-week-old Texas boy drowned early Monday morning after his mother fell asleep while bathing him in the bathtub, police officials said.

NBC 5 in Fort Worth reported that first responders were called to the family's home around 5:50 a.m.

"A 6-week-old male twin was in the bath with mom when she fell asleep," a police statement obtained by the news station said. "When mom awoke, the baby was underwater and was unresponsive."

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The baby, identified as Samuel Symonds, was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, NBC 5 reported.

The boy’s twin brother is in the custody of Child Protective Services while an investigation into his brother’s death is ongoing, the news station said.