Baby drowns in swimming pool

Police are investigating the drowning death of a baby girl in Chaguanas. 

One and a half years old, Sephra Sankar drowned in a pool owned by the family.

Sephra’s father Ricky Sanker said he left the family's Solomon Drive home to pick up his 5-year-old son when he got a call from the child's mother Freeda Cruickshank inquiring about the child’s whereabouts. 

He say when he arrived home he saw his neighbour trying to revive the child.

The family believes she wandered off from the family’s home and fell into the swimming pool. 

Police probe death of 17-month-old baby

An investigation is now underway to determine how a 17-month-old baby died. 

Police say a 17-month-old baby girl from Laventille was brought to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital on Thursday by relatives who said she was unwell. 

Police say, however, that while doctors were treating the baby, she died and it was then doctors noticed dry blood at the back of the baby's head. 

An autopsy has been ordered at the Forensics Sciences Centre.