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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Laurel Toddler In Critical Condition After Near-Drowning

A Laurel toddler is in critical condition after a near drowning at her home. Firefighter/EMT's from Laurel Fire Department and a Paramedic unit from Howard County responded to the home in the 1000 block of 10th Street at around 7:15 pm this evening.

Family members, assisted with instruction from a 911 call-taker, performed CPR on the child after she was found under water in the bathtub.

Medics provided pre-hospital emergency care to the child and transported her to a nearby hospital.

The child remains in critical condition at the hospital. The City of Laurel Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

No further details are available.

Mark E. Brady

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