His 5-year-old son was also locked in a car nearby, authorities say
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A San Bernardino father was arrested for allegedly trying to drown his 2-year-old daughter in a pond, while his 5-year-old son was locked in a car nearby, authorities said.
Timothy Ryan Shipman, 42, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department responded to a drowning report at the Pali Mountain Camp in Running Springs.
Authorities said Shipman "lied his way onto the secure facility," locked his son in his car and attempted to drown his daughter in a pond on the facility. Camp staff saw what was happening and were able to safely retrieve the children from him.
"Some of the staff at the camp were able to retrieve the children and keep them safe until deputies and medical personnel arrived," said Gloria Huerta with the Sheriff's Department.
Both of the children were taken to a hospital in stable condition, and they have been reunited with their mother.
Detectives served a search warrant at Shipman's home, where evidence was found, but details on what exactly that entailed was not disclosed.
Shipman was arrested for attempted murder and is being held on $1,000,000 bail.