Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says an Elgin infant drowned in a bucket of water.

Watts says Daniel Rodriguez, who was just shy of 18 months old, was found in a five-gallon bucket of water Monday at his home. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead later in the evening.

Watts says Rodriguez died of asphyxiation due to drowning.

The coroner's office and the Richland County Sheriff's Department are investigating.