Coroner: North York toddler drowned in stormwater tunnel; death an accident

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
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The death of a 2-year-old North York boy has officially been ruled an accidental drowning by the York County Coroner's Office.

Kamdyn Torres wandered away from his home in the 1300 block of North Duke Street about 6:30 p.m. April 4, according to Coroner Pam Gay.

His family quickly noticed he was missing and called Northern York County Regional Police, who launched a search by officers, volunteers and K-9 units from the York County Sheriff's Office, officials have said.

A volunteer found Kamdyn at 8:15 p.m. Sunday in a stormwater tunnel that runs along 10th Avenue, police have said.

He was found in water more than 300 feet from the entrance to the tunnel and was unresponsive, according to police.

People at the scene started CPR on the boy, and he was rushed to York Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead at 9:11 p.m., according to the coroner's office.

Those at the scene began CPR, and Kamdyn was taken by ambulance to WellSpan York Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital by the York County Coroner's Office, police said.

The coroner ruled on the cause and manner of Kamdyn's death following the completion of an autopsy at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.