Toddler drowns in family pool

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – On July 5, 2017 at 11:07a.m. troopers from the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks responded to an emergency medical call involving a 2 1/2 year old male who was found unresponsive in the family pool.

Upon Vermont State Police arrival, members of East Montpelier Fire and Rescue, along with a Paramedic from the Barre City Fire Department, were on scene and providing life saving measures to the child. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was continued en route to the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center.

Once at CVMC, the team of doctors, nurses and rescue personnel were able to establish a heart beat. Once stabilized, the child was transported by UVM Health Network’s Critical Care Transport to UVM Medical Center in Burlington and is listed in critical condition at this time.

At 10:15 p.m. on the same day, the toddler victim identified as Alexander James Lowell-Henry, born February 6 2015, died as he was receiving medical care at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Initial investigation shows the child is in the custody of the Vermont Department for Children and Families and was in the care of a foster family at the time of the incident; therefore a co-investigation between the Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department for Children and Families is on going at this time.

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