Kern River Valley

Coroner: 2-year-old boy drowned in pool

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A 2-year-old boy accidentally drowned, the Kern County coroner's office confirmed Thursday.

The sheriff's office alerted the public to the child's death late Tuesday night but withheld the boy's name or cause of death.

The coroner's office said Christopher Anthony Garcia was found Tuesday unresponsive and floating in an above-ground swimming pool at the home of family friends in Bodfish.

The sheriff's office hasn't said how Christopher got into the pool or whether he was provided supervision.