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5-year-old Herriman boy found unconscious in bathtub dies

Aabel Herrera, 5
Aabel Herrera, 5

HERRIMAN — A 5-year-old Herriman boy who was discovered by his father unconscious in a bathtub Thursday evening died around 2 a.m. Saturday at Primary Children's Hospital, police reported.

The child was flown to the hospital after what detectives believe was an accident, Unified police detective Ken Hansen said earlier this week.

Hansen said the boy's father called 911 after finding him around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and had left the child unattended for just a few minutes.

A GoFundMe page to help the parents of Aabel Herrera with hospital and funeral expenses was set up by a family friend.

"Today at 2:08 a.m., the most perfect sweetest angel went back to our Heavenly Father peacefully while we held him in our arms," Aabel's father wrote in a Facebook post, adding that he and his wife are "beyond heartbroken."

"He will be our guardian angel forever."