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4-year-old found at bottom of motel pool is now awake and alert

Posted at 9:52 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 15:39:54-04

A 4-year-old who was found at the bottom of a motel pool in south Bakersfield on Monday night is now awake and alert. 

Bakersfield Police officials said they received a call around 6:45 p.m. for reports of a child who possibly drowned in the pool at the Vagabond Inn on Colony Street near Panama Lane.

Officers said several children and adults were at the pool and none of the adults saw the child go underwater. Police said the child didn't know how to swim. 

One of the adults saw the child and jumped in the water and pulled the child out. 

Officers said when they arrived the child had been removed from the pool and CPR was in progress. 

Medical crews responded and took the child to the hospital where they were initially listed in critical, but stable condition. 

Officials wanted to remind parents that if you have small children around a pool and they don't know how to swim it is important for parents to keep their eyes on their children at all times. 

Police say no charges will be made.