An autopsy yesterday confirmed that a 13-month-old boy drowned Saturday night in his family’s bathtub at their home along Roush Drive in White Township.
Ryden Wesley Allen Thomas was found unresponsive by his mother at 7:54 PM. Indiana County Coroner Mike Baker says the boy had been in the tub with his two siblings, aged 2 and 3, and the mother had left them unattended for a few minutes while she tended to another matter. When she returned, Riley was face down in the water. She called 911 and started CPR until Citizens Ambulance personnel got there but it was too late. He was pronounced dead at 8:32 PM at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
State police are conducting the investigation.