A disabled teenager has drowned in a bath at a Palmerston
North respite care facility.
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan said the boy drowned
last Friday evening.
"Despite everyone's best efforts to resuscitate him they were
"He was pronounced dead at Palmerston North Hospital ...
"The police are investigating on behalf of the coroner. That
includes a few things including interviewing all the people
that were present and involved with the care of the young
It had yet to be determined who found the boy, Mr Sheridan
His family weren't doing well and were being supported by
Victim Support, he said.
- Brendan Manning of APNZ