Father got drunk and passed out while his 2-year-old drowned to death


A father has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after his son drowned.

David Gammon, allegedly got drunk and passed out while his son drowned.

While passed out, his 2 year old son, Anakin, and his other 5 year old son wandered off.

Gammon’s neighbours found him asleep “reeking of alcohol” on the lawn and his other child told them his siblings were missing.

Police were called and a search was quickly launched.

The 5 year old was found a few streets away from their home.

However, Anakin was found 9 streets away in a swimming pool.

The 2 year old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said, “there is probable cause that David gammon was reckless in consuming enough alcohol, while caring for his children, that he lost consciousness, allowing them to wander from the property.”

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