A 6-year-old boy remained in a Dallas hospital as of Friday afternoon after he was found unresponsive in a Tyler motel bath tub Thursday evening.

Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Andy Erbaugh said Friday the boy is receiving treatment at a children’s hospital in Dallas.

Officers responded to a report of a child found unresponsive in a bath tub in one of the rooms at the Town House Motel, located at 2420 E. Gentry Parkway, at 5 p.m. Thursday. He was transported to Christus Trinity Mother Frances emergency room at the time.

Erbaugh said when police arrived the child was out of the bath tub unresponsive, and there was a small amount of water in the tub.

Medical procedures are still occurring and witnesses continue to be interviewed as a part of the investigation, Erbaugh said.

Erbaugh said the possibility of criminal charges would depend on what the doctors in Dallas find.


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