Crime & Courts

Wichita toddler dies after crawling through dog door, falling into pool, police say

A toddler died Saturday after he crawled through a dog door and fell into a pool in east Wichita.

The 2-year-old’s parents were house-sitting in the 2200 block of South Linden, near Pawnee and Rock, when he crawled through the dog door, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said in a news release.

Wichita police were called to the house around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after the boy’s father pulled him from the swimming pool.

The father tried to save his son, but the child was unresponsive when police arrived and died on the scene, Davidson said.

Wichita police are investigating the boy’s death, Davidson said.

“The WPD sends its thoughts and prayers to all those involved in this tragic incident,” Davidson said.