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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.

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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."