A 1-year-old boy drowned in a backyard swimming pool Thursday morning in the Triple Bar Estates subdivision, Santa Fe Police Department spokesman Philip Meadows said.
Police received the call about 10:50 a.m., he said. The child's mother told police she awoke from a nap to find the boy in the swimming pool at the residence, Meadows said.
Police believe the child reached the pool by crawling through a dog door installed in the back door of the house, Meadows said.
The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office declared the boy dead at about noon, he said.
Police were still investigating and Child Protective Services had been notified, Meadows said.