Baby boy dies after weird toilet bowl incident

POSTED: 10/8/14 1:30 PM

St. Maarten – A 11-month old baby boy died yesterday morning twenty minutes after the plane that was to take him for treatment to the Dominican Republic left Princess Juliana International Airport. On Monday, the mother had found her child motionless with his head in the toilet bowl in the bathroom of her apartment on Welfare Road.

According to a police report, the mother attempted to reanimate the child and when she was not successful, she called the police around 8 p.m. Paramedics took over the reanimation and then took the infant to the St. Maarten Medical Center.

When the boy died aboard the plane yesterday morning, the craft returned to St. Maarten where the body was confiscated for further investigation.

The mother told police on Monday that she had fed the boy and put him to bed. Then she removed washing from the clothesline and upon her return to the room the boy was still on the bed where she had left him. She continued to fold the laundry and when she went to check again, the boy was not on the bed anymore.


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