San Benito baby in critical condition after near drowning

SAN BENITO – A baby is in critical condition after nearly drowning in the bathtub.

Paramedics and police were called at 2:45 p.m. to the Vista Park Apartment complex on Cornejo Drive for a possible drowning.

Authorities say when they arrived they found the infant unresponsive. Police Chief Michael Galvan said the child is 8 to 10 months old.

He said the mother told them she left the baby alone in the bathtub for about a minute and when she returned she found him floating face-up in the tub and not breathing.

Paramedics rushed the boy to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Police will continue to investigate the incident.