Texarkana, TX 83° Sat H 93° L 75° Sun H 91° L 74° Mon H 91° L 68° Weather Sponsored By:

One-year-old girl dies, found not breathing in a bathtub containing water

One-year-old girl dies, found not breathing in a bathtub containing water

July 10th, 2019 by None None or Override in Texarkana Region

A 1-year-old girl was pronounced dead Tuesday night after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at a residence south of Fouke, Ark.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death, said Sheriff Jackie Runion in a news release.

Miller County First Responders and EMS personnel were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to a residence on Miller County Road 40 south of Fouke, where EMS personnel were told that a 1-year-old girl had been found in a bathtub containing water and that the child was not breathing.

First Responders and EMS personnel performed CPR on the child at the scene, and the child was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Michael Health System's emergency room where she was pronounced dead at 8:39 p.m by an E.R. physician.

Miller County Deputies and CID Investigators responded to the scene and initiated an investigation into the incident, Runion said. CID made notification to the Arkansas Department of Human Services, which sent personnel to the scene as other minor children were at the residence.

The child lived at the home and the biological mother was at home when the child was found, said Chief Deputy Mark Lewis.

The victim has been taken to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's Office in Little Rock to determine the manner and cause of death.

The Miller County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting follow-up interviews and is examining evidence associated with this tragic incident, Runion said.

Getting Started/Comments Policy

Getting started

  1. 1. If you frequently comment on news websites then you may already have a Disqus account. If so, click the "Login" button at the top right of the comment widget and choose whether you'd rather log in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or a Disqus account.
  2. 2. If you've forgotten your password, Disqus will email you a link that will allow you to create a new one. Easy!
  3. 3. If you're not a member yet, Disqus will go ahead and register you. It's seamless and takes about 10 seconds.
  4. 4. To register, either go through the login process or just click in the box that says "join the discussion," type your comment, and either choose a social media platform to log you in or create a Disqus account with your email address.
  5. 5. If you use Twitter, Facebook or Google to log in, you will need to stay logged into that platform in order to comment. If you create a Disqus account instead, you'll need to remember your Disqus password. Either way, you can change your display name if you'd rather not show off your real name.
  6. 6. Don't be a huge jerk or do anything illegal, and you'll be fine.

Texarkana Gazette Comments Policy

The Texarkana Gazette web sites include interactive areas in which users can express opinions and share ideas and information. We cannot and do not monitor all of the material submitted to the website. Additionally, we do not control, and are not responsible for, content submitted by users. By using the web sites, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of the Gazette web sites and any content on the Gazette web sites, including, but not limited to, whether you should rely on such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that we shall have the right (but not the obligation) to review any content that you have submitted to the Gazette, and to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content that we determine, in our sole discretion, (a) does not comply with the terms and conditions of this agreement; (b) might violate any law, infringe upon the rights of third parties, or subject us to liability for any reason; or (c) might adversely affect our public image, reputation or goodwill. Moreover, we reserve the right to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content at any time, for the reasons set forth above, for any other reason, or for no reason. If you believe that any content on any of the Gazette web sites infringes upon any copyrights that you own, please contact us pursuant to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S.C. § 512) at the following address:

Copyright Agent
The Texarkana Gazette
15 Pine Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: 903-794-3311
Email: webeditor@texarkanagazette.com