Adults blamed for toddler's tub death in Deming

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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 (http://is.gd/O7r8Kd ) 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.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com