7:18 PM EDT, September 18, 2012
SOUTH BEND – A South Bend toddler died a month-and-a-half after a tragic accident at an Osceola daycare.
On August 2, 23-month-old Skyler Bullocks fell into a swimming pool while in the care of Mary Schrock, the owner of the home daycare. A 4-year-old, who was jumping on a trampoline, saw Skylar in the pool and tried to pull her out but couldn’t.
An adult quickly pulled the toddler out of the pool and started administering CPR.
Initially, Skyler was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka but was then airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children.
According to Osceola Police Chief Phil Brown, he was contacted by the St. Joseph Metro Homicide Unit on Saturday to let him know and discuss the death of Skyler, which occured on Saturday, September 15. Metro Homicide is supposed to turn that report over to the prosecutor's office.
The Department of Child Services and law enforcement found about 10 children in the home at the time of the incident.
Schrock’s day care was not licensed, but the state gave her the option of reopening if she applied for a license or reduced the number of children in her care.
Under state law, a home daycare must be licensed if it has more than 5 children who are not related to them.
The funeral is being held Saturday at Second Baptist Church on Filmore Road in South Bend.
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