Adults blamed for toddler’s tub death in Deming



BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County medical examiner says a toddler drowned in a bathtub at a Deming home because of inadequate adult supervision.

Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel says 2-year-old Garret A. Charlie drowned accidentally Friday while bathing with cousins — ages 3 and 5.

The sheriff’s office is investigating whether negligence or abuse charges should be brought against the boy’s aunt and uncle.

The Bellingham Herald ( ) reports state child welfare workers placed the boy in the home in August because his mother was in rehab for drug abuse.

A prayer service for Garret was scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nooksack Tribe Community Building.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald,