On May 3rd, at around 11:15 am, the Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Fire Department, and Tippecanoe County EMS were dispatched to Chaffee Ct. in reference to a child drowning. The 10-month-old female child was reported to be found in the bathtub unconscious, and submerged in water. The child’s mother began CPR and called 911. Medics transported the child to a local hospital before she was flown to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The child is currently listed in critical condition.
The investigation into the circumstances of this event is ongoing. Anybody with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department (807-1200) or the We-Tip Hotline (800-78-CRIME).
Sgt. Chad Robinson
Juvenile Detective Division
Lafayette Police Department