An 8-month-old Bronx girl is clinging to life after nearly drowning when her mom left her alone in a bathtub with the water running, officials said Thursday.
Medics were called to the Murphy Houses about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and found the tot on the living room floor next to her panicked 23-year-old mom, cops said
The mom told first responders she put her daughter into the tub and then left her alone for a “couple of minutes” with the water running.
When she returned the baby was face down in the bathwater, she told police.
The panicked mom pulled the baby from the tub and brought her into the living room, where she called 911 and tried to revive the infant.
When medics arrived the infant had a pulse but her breathing was shallow, officials said. Medics rushed her to Montefiore Medical Center where she remained in critical condition Thursday.
Police have questioned the mom but no charges have been filed.
Bronx baby nearly drowns, in critical condition, after mom leaves her alone in bathtub with water running
Medics were called to the Murphy Houses on Vyse Ave. in Fairmont about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and found the tot on the living room floor next to her panicked 23-year-old mom, cops said