Teen mom arrested after baby nearly drowns

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Infant hospitalized after near drowning

A 16-year-old girl was arrested after her baby nearly drowned in a bathtub earlier this week in West Philadelphia.

Detectives from the Special Victims Unit tell Action News that the mom was arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person.

The incident happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday in the 5200 block of Pennsgrove Street.

According to investigators, the teen had put the baby in a bathtub when she heard an argument. She allegedly left the bathroom for about a minute and, when she returned, the baby was underwater and unresponsive.

The baby, said to be a boy of about 6 months old, was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital.

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