Sep 262011

MARICOPA, AZ – Fire crews say a baby is in critical condition Wednesday night after a near-drowning incident in Maricopa.

According to Brad R. Pitassi with Maricopa Fire, crews responded to a drowning call around 7:30 p.m. near Cypress Lane and Larkspur Drive.

The parents of the 1-year-old girl met medics at the door as they were heading to the hospital, Pitassi said.

He said the child was initially breathing, but has since been listed in critical condition after being transported to Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

Pitassi said the parents found the girl in a bathtub. An investigation is ongoing.

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