6-year-old boy nearly dies after being left alone in bathtub

Toddler alone in bathtub 
By: Anika Rao 

A 6-year-old boy nearly drowned this week after being left alone with a 5-year-old in a bathtub, according to emergency workers.

An emergency response organization was called to an apartment on Zakai Street, where they found a six year old, unresponsive and not breathing on the floor of the family living room.

Police said that the child was in the bathtub of the family playing with a brother, who is 5 years old, without adult supervision.

After the 6 year old did not come out of the water with the younger sibling, the mother of the children went to the bathroom to check on the them.

Family members took the unresponsive child out from the bathub and called rescue workers.

When they arrived, the paramedics began CPR. After what was described as a prolonged effort of resuscitation, the child was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident, according to reports.