BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Office has released investigation records confirming the drowning of a 2-year-old Oildale boy was an accident.
An autopsy was completed Wednesday proving that the boy had drowned to death and had not been deliberately planned or acted on by the boy's babysitter, according to the sheriff's office.
The child had been left with a babysitter, who then left him with her boyfriend and their 6-year-old son. Upon her return they found him floating face down in a small pool.
He was immediately taken to the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Water flowing down street on Stockdale Highway
Water was seen flowing down the street on Stockdale Highway just west of In-N-Out Burger down to New Stine Road.
Five people arrested after downtown beating
A bouncer at a local bar is under arrest, along with four other men, and all are being accused of beating a man in a downtown Bakersfield alley.
Missing 19-year-old's body found in Kern River
The search for 19-year-old Alfonso Bajo Tellez in the Kern River came to an end today.
Crime drops in Bakersfield compared to last year
Statistics show overall crime dropped nearly 10% over the past six months compared to last year, the City of Bakersfield said in a report Monday.