6 Year Old Boy Drowns On Padre Island Beach

Occurred Friday, October 5, 2012, 18:18, 16,000 Gulf Beach Access, Drowning 1210050159

A six-year-old boy drowned at the Beach south of Bob Hall Pier Friday night.

A 47-year-old woman brought her unconscious 6-year-old step son into the Emergency Department of the Bay Area Hospital at 6:18pm. Attempts to revive the 6-year-old boy were unsuccessful.

The 47-year-old woman said she watched the boy play in the water and let him take off his life jacket while he played in shallow water. The boy disappeared under water and surfaced face down in the water. The 47-year-old woman rushed the 6-year-old boy to the hospital for treatment.

The Corpus Christi Police Department initiated an investigation and seeks to gather all the information about this event. No criminal charges have been applied to the 47-year-old woman and the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with any additional information about this event should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal investigations Division at 886-2600.

Update October 9, 2012 18:05

Laura Day (2-8-65) was arrested at around 4:30pm on a warrant for Endangering a Child in connection with the drowning death of the six year old boy on October 5th. The charge is a second degree felony. The investigation in this case continues.