Alabama Dad, 23, playing video games while his 5-month-old son drowns in bathtub

Cordarious Cotton, 23, in Alabama have been charged with reckless manslaughter after he left his 5-month-old son Dezmend in a bathtub unattended to up an hour to play video games.

Cotton left his son in the bathtub while he played video games, then later found him unresponsive when he returned.
Source told NYDailyNews that Jefferson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. Paramedics performed CPR but were unable to revive the boy.

The baby’s tragic death sheds a light on drowning risks for young children. Children ages 1-4 have the highest drowning rates of any age group.

According CDC reports, Drowning is also the number one cause of death aside from birth defects for children that fall within that same age range.

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