San Benito baby dies days after bathtub accident

SAN BENITO — A baby’s death has led police to turn over findings of an investigation to the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office.

The baby boy died after being taken off life-support Monday at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, interim Police Chief Michael Galvan said yesterday.

Galvan said the baby showed no brain activity after being taken off life-support.

The baby had been hospitalized after nearly drowning last Thursday.

Paramedics and police arrived at the Vista Park Apartments on Cornejo Drive Thursday afternoon in response to a call about a possible drowning.

Officials found the baby — described as 8 to 10 months old — unresponsive.

The baby’s mother said she left him alone in the bathtub for about a minute, Galvan said.

When she returned, the boy was floating face-up in the tub and was not breathing.

Galvan said the baby drowned but was revived.

The district attorney’s office will determine whether charges will be filed in the case, Galvan said.

“They’ll review it and decide what the charge will be,” Galvan said.