Drowning of Three-Year-Old Child in Ajax

A three-year-old child has drowned in a residential neighborhood in Ajax.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at approximately 5:15 p.m., members of West Division responded to a residential home in the area of Harwood Avenue and Rossland Road West in Ajax for reports of a drowning.  A female child was removed from a neighbouring backyard pool without vital signs.  The young female was rushed to a local-area hospital where she unfortunately was pronounced.  

The DRPS continue to support the family during this horrible tragedy and encourage all families to exercise extreme care when dealing with water safety during the summer months.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Smith #3442 of West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520. ext 2528.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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