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Del Cerro man arrested, charged with child endangerment in toddler's drowning

San Diego police
Posted at 7:15 AM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 10:15:42-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Del Cerro man whose toddler daughter drowned in a swimming pool at the family's home was arrested Friday in connection with her death.

Officers and paramedics responding to a medical emergency in the 6500 block of Dwane Avenue found the 18-month-old girl in grave condition about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to San Diego police.

The child was taken to Rady Children's Hospital and placed on life support in an intensive-care unit, where she was pronounced dead Friday morning, Lt. Carole Beason said.

The girl's father, Elijah Glassman, was booked on suspicion of child endangerment, Beason said.

Further details on the circumstances of the fatality were not immediately available.