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2-year-old in critical but stable condition after being pulled from a pool in Southwest Bakersfield

Posted at 8:04 PM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 23:04:53-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — A 2-year-old is in critical, but stable condition after being pulled out of a swimming pool at a Southwest Bakersfield home Sunday night.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the incident occurred in the 8400 block of Persimmon Drive shortly before 5 p.m.

An officer who arrived on scene determined the two-year-old was not conscious nor breathing. The officer provided CPR and was able to get a pulse from the toddler.

Medical crews arrived shortly after and rushed the toddler to a local hospital.

The child is listed in critical, but stable condition. It is unclear if the child is currently conscious.

According to BPD, the incident was accidental.