Toddler dies; fell into pool with more than 1 foot rainwater
SHREVEPORT - A 2-year-old boy has died, four days after he slipped out of his house and was found in a swimming pool with more than a foot of rain water in it.
Noah Porteau's family tells KSLA-TV that he died Sunday morning.
The station reports that he'd been on a ventilator and in critical condition since falling into the family's swimming pool on Wednesday.
Authorities say the pool had been emptied, but had collected more than a foot of rainwater.
District 1 Fire Chief Dan Cotton tells The Times that the toddler somehow got through a secured barrier around the pool.
He estimates that the boy had been out of the house three to five minutes before his mother realized he was missing.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
New details on I-10 widening from Highland Rd. to Hwy. 73
$9B chemical plant to be built near Sunshine Bridge in St. James...
Rare aircraft brings piece of history to Hammond
Walk-On's celebrates breaking ground on first West Baton Rouge restaurant
Mayor expects an update on downtown library Tuesday