The Whatcom County medical examiner says a toddler drowned in a bathtub at a Deming home because of inadequate adult supervision.

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The Whatcom County medical examiner says a toddler drowned in a bathtub at a Deming home because of inadequate adult supervision.

Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel says 2-year-old Garret A. Charlie drowned accidentally Friday while bathing with cousins – ages 3 and 5.

The sheriff’s office is investigating whether negligence or abuse charges should be brought against the boy’s aunt and uncle.

The Bellingham Herald reports state child welfare workers placed the boy in the home in August because his mother was in rehab for drug abuse.

A prayer service for Garret was scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nooksack Tribe Community Building.

Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com