‘No criminality’ in drowning death of Oakville child, initial police report says


Published May 29, 2023 at 5:15 pm

An initial determination by Halton Regional Police indicates there “to be no criminality” in the drowning death of a three-year-old boy in Oakville.

Police, who are investigating the death along with the coroner’s office, have said they will not be releasing the name of the child or further details about those who attended the gathering. No charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing.

The incident occurred early Saturday evening (May 27) at a residence on Warwick Ave. in the area of Third Line and Speers Rd.

The boy, who was said to be attending a birthday party and did not live at the address, was pulled from a backyard pool without any vital signs.

“There had been a celebratory gathering of several adults and children at a private residence and the child had gone underwater and apparently undetected for an undetermined period of time,” Halton police said. “Lifesaving measures were immediately commenced by adults present and continued by emergency services personnel.”

Despite efforts to revive the child, he was pronounced dead at hospital.


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