5-year-old boy found unconscious in bath tub earlier this week has died

Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 15:16:04-05

Aabel and family. Image courtesy family.

HERRIMAN – The 5-year-old boy found unconscious in a bathtub earlier this week passed away Saturday morning, Unified Police say.

Family have identified the deceased as Aabel Herrera.

Det. Ken Hansen with the Unified Police Department said Thursday night the boy’s father stepped away while bathing the boy and returned to find the child face down in the tub.

A medical helicopter landed at the nearby Herriman High School, and from there the child was flown to a hospital in critical condition.

Unified Police say the boy died around 2:00 a.m. two days later at Primary Children’s hospital.

According to Unified police, the incident is still under investigation.

“Based on the information so far, we believe it was just a tragic, unavoidable accident,” Hansen said.

Loved ones have created a GoFundMe account to assist the family with expenses. 

The family has asked for privacy at this time but states Aabel had been dealing with a stomach virus that week and lost consciousness while cleaning off from a tummy incident. He was found unresponsive and CPR was rendered immediately as 911 was called.