A 1,5-year-old boy drowned in a pool at his family home in Saba on Tuesday. His babysitter had lost track of him and found his lifeless body in the water.
The deceased toddler is the youngest child of an island doctor and her husband. The couple moved to Saba earlier this year with their two children — the 1,5-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl.
The couple reportedly went hiking on Tuesday — King’s Day, a public holiday — and left their children in the babysitter’s care.
On Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at around 9.45 AM, the police received a report of a toddler who had been found lifeless in a swimming pool at home.
The child ended up in the swimming pool unseen while playing. When the babysitter found the baby, help was sought and medical personnel started the resuscitation. Unfortunately, it was to no avail and around 10.50 AM the 1,5-year-old boy died.
Police have temporarily arrested the babysitter for further investigation. She was released later in the early evening hours in consultation with the Public Prosecution Office. There appeared to be no indication of any crime.
The KPCN wishes the parents and other relatives of the deceased a lot of strength.