Child Drowning at 9109 Fondren
July 30, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the drowning of a child at 9109 Fondren about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday (July 29).
The victim, Jonathan Hernandez, 3, of Houston, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants O. Chandler and M. Dillingham reported:
Baby Jonathan was playing in the pool area at the apartments at 9109 Fondren when his father took baby Jonathan out of the pool and sat him near an exterior gate. The toddler got back into the pool without anyone’s knowledge. Baby Jonathan’s father began looking for him outside of the pool when another child at the pool alerted the father he (the child) felt something inside the pool under his feet. The toddler’s father found baby Jonathan at the bottom of the pool, unresponsive.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.