Young boy drowns in backyard swimming pool in Harlingen
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:50:38 GMT —
Authorities are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy who allegedly drowned in an above ground swimming pool.
It all happened on the 1400 Rodriguez Street on Harlingen TMs southside around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Family members told Action 4 News that they are now planning the funeral of little Edward Martinez III.
Edward TMs mother said the Milam Elementary School student was in about two and a half feet of water inside an above ground pool.
She said the boy's father went inside the house to get a popsicle for Edward but found the boy face down when he came back outside.
Harlingen police told Action 4 News that Edward TMs death appears to be accidental but the case remains under investigation.