Toddler drowns in 5-gallon bucket

August 1st, 2011 by Staff — Tampa Police say a toddler drowned Sunday afternoon in a 5-gallon bucket in the family garage.

According to the report, the 1-year-old, Mujeeb Bouazizi, was out of his parents’ eyesight for approximately ten minutes. When he was found in the family garage, he was upside down in a 5-gallon bucket, which contained five inches of a mixture of a cleaning solution and water.

The family called 911 because the child was unresponsive, and police who arrived on the scene administered CPR. The child was taken to University Community Hospital-Fletcher where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives are on scene and the investigation is underway.

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