Toddler drowns in family pool

June 03, 2008|By Karen Shih

A Pasadena toddler drowned after climbing out of his parents' bed and wandering outside into the family pool, authorities said yesterday.

Dayden Alexander Dunn, 20 months, was found floating in the pool behind the house on the 8000 block of Forest Glen Drive shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday. His parents said they had last noticed him in bed about 6 a.m.

They "don't know if he fell in, jumped in; that part we'll never know," said Lt. Jeffrey Silverman, an Anne Arundel County police spokesman.

A woman who answered the phone at the family home yesterday declined to comment.

Dayden's parents removed his body before the Fire Department arrived. He was unconscious, not breathing and had no pulse, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia.

An off-duty firefighter who lives in the neighborhood reached the house first and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the boy, who was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The drowning was accidental, and there was no negligence involved, Silverman said.

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