North Hollywood

Baby Dies in North Hollywood After Crawling Into Bucket of Water

A year-old boy drowned Thursday in North Hollywood while with his mother at a dance studio.

The death was reported about 11:15 a.m. in the 12000 block of Saticoy Street, near Laurel Canyon Boulevard, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman brought her child with her to a Zumba class, police said.

The mother put her child down while speaking with someone when the boy crawled into a bucket of water left out by an employee, police said.

The boy was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Madison said.

Authorities were going to speak to the mother about possible negligence but police said it appears the boy's death was a "tragic accident."

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