Incident at 301 Benmar
July 5, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the near drowning of a nine-year-boy at 301
Benmar about 5:35 p.m. on Monday (July 4).
The victim, Eloy Sierra, was first transported
to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in critical condition and
then to Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life Flight helicopter.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant G. Gonzales and
Officer K. Carr reported:
Witnesses said Eloy had been swimming and playing
in an apartment complex pool with three other kids, ranging in
age from nine to 11. The investigators learned that a 21-year-old
woman who lives at the apartment complex was in the pool and supervising
the kids. She was also caring for her 17-month-old baby. The kids
were playing with a football in the deep end of the pool while
the woman was in the shallow end with her baby.
At some point, the kids found Eloy at the bottom
of the pool. They pulled him from the water and notified the woman,
who shouted for help and called an ambulance.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.