Infant Critical After Nearly Drowning in Bath Tub in OC

The father reportedly left the infant in the tub for an unspecified amount of time, then returned to find the child unconscious

Monday, Aug 5, 2013  |  Updated 5:52 AM PDT
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Infant Critical After Nearly Drowning in Bath Tub

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An infant was in critical condition Sunday night after nearly drowning in a bath tub in Westminster, police said.

The near-drowning was reported at 9:49 a.m. in the 8700 block of Bishop Avenue, according to Sgt. Richard Mize of the Westminster Police Department.

The 10-month-old boy was found in a bath tub not breathing, Mize said.

The child was taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, Mize said.

"The child's father was in the process of giving him a bath but left the bathroom for an undetermined period of time," Mize said. "When he returned, he found the child unconscious and not breathing."

Orange County Child Protective Services officials responded to the hospital to conduct an investigation along with the ongoing police investigation, Mize said.

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