|Updated: 8/17/2012 5:11 pm
||Published: 8/17/2012 3:00 pm
CONWAY, AR – A 22-month-old boy drown in a Conway apartment complex pool Friday afternoon. Conway Police say that a 3-year-old boy was also in the pool with the 2-year-old and had to be rescued.
The woman who was supposed to be watching the children, 26-year-old Mekayla Mitchell, tells police she fell asleep and they must have left the apartment at that time. Police say Mitchell is the mother of the 3-year-old and the girlfriend of the father of the toddler.
According to police, the maintenance man at the Westbury Park Apartments noticed the children in the pool. He called for help and the apartment manager dove into the pool and pulled the two out. The manager gave the toddler CPR until medics arrived. He was taken to Conway Regional Hospital where he later died.
The 3-year-old “was shaken up but seemed to be physically fine” according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.