On Thursday, May 10, 2012 at approximately 7:12 PM, Laurel Police officers responded to a report of a non-responsive child in the 1000 block of Tenth Street. When officers arrived, Fire/Ems Medics were attempting to revive a two-year-old female. The legal guardian said she was giving her granddaughter a bath when two friends came to visit. She left the child in the bathtub for 10 minutes and when she returned she discovered the child was submerged in the bathtub water and non-responsive. The guardian removed the child from the bathtub and performed CPR until Fire Department personnel arrived and took over efforts to revive the child. The child was transported to Laurel Regional Hospital in critical condition. Laurel Police special operations officers and an evidence technician responded to process the incident scene.
The child was transported to Children's Hospital in Washington, DC and is listed in critical but stable condition and appears to be regaining consciousness. The investigation is ongoing. For more information, please contact Carreen Koubek, Acting Public Information Officer, at 301-725-5300 ext. 2109.