Nov 112011

A 1-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital Monday after she slipped under water while in the bathtub at a home in Peoria, officials said.

A relative was babysitting the little girl along with two other young children near 72nd Avenue and Happy Valley Road, Peoria Fire Department Deputy Chief, Larry Rooney said.

All three children were in the bathtub when the babysitter left to use the restroom. During that time, the baby slipped under water, Rooney said.

The woman found the 1-year-old under water after one of the children yelled for help.

When police arrived, the little girl was awake and crying. She was transported to a local hospital as a precaution but was later released to her mother, Rooney said.

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