Apr 262011

PHOENIX – A 9-month-old boy is in extremely critical condition after nearly drowning in the tub at a Phoenix home Thursday.

According to Scott Walker, with the Phoenix Fire Department, crews were called to the home near 23rd and Glenrosa avenues around 4:45 p.m.

The boy’s 17-year-old mother reportedly told fire officials she was bathing him in the tub when he suddenly stopped breathing.

Emergency crews performed CPR on the infant until he was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was last listed in extremely critical condition and medical teams are trying to gauge whether there was any neurological damage.

Officials say an investigation into what led to the near drowning is ongoing.

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