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Five-year-old drowns in bathtub in Port Arthur apartment

Port Arthur Police tell KFDM and 6 News on Fox that they're investigating the apparent drowning of a 5-year-old special needs girl in a bathtub at an apartment.

Police were called at about noon Saturday to the Valley View Apartments in the 5800 block of Twin City Highway.

The child was unresponsive and died shortly before 1 p.m. at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam ordered an autopsy.

CPS was notified and is investigating along with police.

This is the 53rd drowning this year in Texas, according to CPS.

Watch KFDM and 6 News on Fox and stay with us online for updates on the investigation.

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