UPDATE: Charges may be filed in child drowning
POSTED: Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 5:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 7:25pm
TYLER — According to Child Protective Services, yesterday's drowning was the 35th so far this season in Texas and it's the 6th drowing in East Texas over the past week.
As KETK first reported yesterday, a 5-year-old boy drowned at the Camp Tyler boat ramp on Lake Tyler.
Smith County Game Warden Chris Green says the mother was fishing on the pier while her kids were wading in the lake underneath.
Green says when the boy's mother went back to her car for a moment, that's when the child went missing.
After a brief manhunt, the child was found at the end of the pier by a bystander in a boat.
Chris Green says this week, several officials will meet to decide what to do about pressing charges against the parents.
"Someone needs to be held accountable for this unfortunate death out here. It's just not acceptable. We have to be more responsible parents," said Smith County Game Warden Chris Green.
Join us tonight at 10, we'll have a recap of this story and you'll hear from a parent on how he's keeping his kids safe on the lake this year.
That's coming up tonight at 10.