1-month-old hospitalized after near drowning in Draper bathtub

Published: Friday, Aug. 24 2012 7:28 p.m. MDT

Neighbor Sadie Fluto talks about the scene of police cars and emergency responders that she saw from her apartment, next to where a one-month-old boy stopped breathing while being bathed by his father in Draper on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The infant boy was taken to Primary Children's Medical Center.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

DRAPER — A 1-month old boy was in critical condition Friday after nearly drowning in a bathtub.

Police and paramedics responded to a possible drowning near 13000 S. Pinnacle Way around 2 p.m. Paramedics performed CPR on the boy and transported him to Primary Children's Medical Center.

The boy's father was in the process of bathing him when the infant nearly drowned, said Draper Police Sgt. Pat Evans. The baby was not breathing when he was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital.

"It's a very difficult situation anytime you're dealing with someone in that type of situation," Evans said. "But with children, it's obviously more sensitive and more critical to get them the help as fast as possible."

The father was believed to have been with the infant during the entire time, Evans said, adding that the investigation thus far had not turned criminal.

"We're going to do our due diligence and do a thorough investigation," Evans said. "We have detectives and crime scene investigators who are going to do everything they can to put together what happened."

The father was alone with the child when he called 911 for help.

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