Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Provides Update on Drowning in Magnolia

By: Lieutenant Scott Spencer
| Published 10/12/2020


It is with a heavy heart that Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has learned the 20-month-old child passed
away last night. Detectives with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, after consultation with the
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and Child Protective Services, will not be pursuing charges.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of this 20-month-old child.

MAGNOLIA, TX -- On October 12, 2020, at about 12:05 pm, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a local pool company employee who stated he found a male child floating face down in a hot tub at a residence in the 28000 block of Beth Marie Dr., Magnolia, Texas. At that time, law enforcement and medical first responders were dispatched to the residence. A Montgomery County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable was the first to arrive on the scene and began life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived. The 20-month-old child was transported by the Montgomery County Hospital District to a local hospital. While en route to the hospital the ambulance was involved in a crash with a citizen vehicle. The child was moved to another ambulance and continued to the hospital. The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash involving the ambulance.

The circumstances surrounding the child in the hot tub are currently under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The child is currently in critical condition at the hospital.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the child.

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