Swim school releases statement regarding 3-year-old child's drowning death

It happened during a parent’s night out event at the Love to Swim location along Stone Oak Parkway near Evans Road. (SBG Photo)

The San Antonio Police Department released new information on the drowning death of a child at a North Side swim school.

According to police, 3-year-old Mitchell Chang was dropped off by a couple at Love to Swim School near Stone Oak Parkway and Evans Road on Saturday night as part of the school's date night program.

At some point during the evening, Chang was found unresponsive by an adult who pulled him out of the water and began CPR until paramedics arrived. The child later died at North Central Baptist Hospital.

The owners of the swim school later released a statement:

The Love to Swim School ownership, staff and families are devastated by the accident that occurred during Date Night Open Swim at our Stone Oak facility on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. All our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our hearts are heavy with grief. We will use all information gathered by the San Antonio Police Department, and our internal review, to make sure nothing like this can ever happen again. Teaching children to be safer in the water is the reason we exist and our ongoing mission. We will issue a further statement as our investigation yields.

SAPD has now forwarded its initial report to homicide detectives for further investigation.

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