A toddler vacationing at a camp in Loch Sheldrake reportedly drowned in a bathtub the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 20, according to multiple Sullivan County news outlets.
A sergeant answering the phone at the Fallsburg Police Department said that no one was currently authorized to discuss the incident, but that a press release would soon be issued.
According to reports from Yeshiva World News, JPUpdates and MidHudson News, the child, Benzion Zisha Lieberman, was the youngest of four children. The family is reportedly spending the winter in a weatherized home at Evergreen Estates Day Camp in Loch Sheldrake, and lives the rest of the year in Florida.
EMS responded at around 10:00am to a call of a child who has drowned in a bathtub. EMS transported the child to Harris Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
5:55 p.m. update: The Times Herald-Record has gotten the police to give out some more information:
According to New York State Police Sgt. Chris Viola, Benzion Zisha Lieberman was found in the bathtub by his mother at about 9:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Estates Day Camp in Fallsburg. The child was taken to Catskill Medical Center where he was declared dead. Viola said the Lieberman family includes four children and that a three-year-old sister of the child was in the unit Tuesday. No charges have been filed while an investigation continues, according to both Viola and Fallsburg Police Chief Simmie Williams.
1/21/15 update: We've changed the headline on this story. The latest media reports state that the child's age s 18 months, not two years.
1/22/15 update: The Times Herald-Record reports that police and investigators are refusing to release information about the case.