Toddler nearly drowns in bathtub

SAN BENITO — A toddler is in critical condition after nearly drowning in the bathtub yesterday afternoon.

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

When they arrived they found the toddler who Police Chief Michael Galvan said is about eight to 10 months old, unresponsive.

The boy’s mother said she left him alone in the bathtub for about a minute, Galvan said.

When she returned, the boy was floating face-up in the tub and wasn’t breathing.

Galvan said the child had drowned but was revived.

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

Police will continue to investigate this incident.