Webb City Child Dies In Accidental Drowning - KOAM TV 7

Webb City Child Dies In Accidental Drowning


A young child has died from accidental drowning in Webb City, MO.

Webb City Police were called to the 1300 block of West 5th Street Wednesday night  (May 23, 2018) to an unresponsive 8-year-old female. Authorities later identified her as Mariah Martinez.

Martinez was found in an inflatable pool by family members. Fire crews performed CPR, but the child later died at a local hospital. Today, officials conducted an autopsy and determined Martinez died from accidental drowning with no signs of trauma. Webb City Police would like to remind adults to discuss water safety with their children.

You can find information on water safety here: SafeKids.org Water Safety

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