Community mourns after Tecumseh toddler who was found in pool dies

WINDSOR STAR | Dalson Chen
Owen Michael McLeod of Tecumseh in an image provided by his loved ones to Families First Funeral Home. The Tecumseh toddler died on June 4, 2017 - just six days shy of his third birthday. FAMILIES FIRST
The two-year-old boy who was found floating in a backyard pool in Tecumseh last week has died.

OPP said their investigation into the matter has concluded.

Emergency responders were called to a home in the 500 block of Dresden Place on May 30 around 7:30 p.m.

The non-responsive toddler was rushed to Windsor Regional Hospital under police escort.

He was then transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition.

Owen Michael McLeod of Tecumseh died in his parents’ arms on Sunday — just six days before what would have been his third birthday.

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from the entire community, most especially the doctors, nurses, health care professionals and emergency responders,” said the McLeod family in a public statement.

“Despite this incredible loss, we take comfort in knowing that Owen was able to give the gift of life to other children. We encourage everyone to become an organ donor.” Continue reading
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