South Jordan toddler found submerged in tub flown to hospital in critical condition

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 31, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A South Jordan toddler has been flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition after she was found submerged in a bathtub.

The 1-year-old girl was pulled from the water at a residence in the area of 10300 South and 4800 West. According to Lt. Matt Pennington, South Jordan Police Department, the girl had been in the tub with her 2-year-old sibling when their mother stepped away briefly, and returned to find the 1 year old submerged, he said.

“She was not breathing, so CPR was started and she was transported to a local hospital,” Pennington said of the accident, which was reported to police at 10:50 a.m.

“At the hospital, they were able to regain a pulse, and she was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital,” Pennington said.

At last update, the victim remained in critical condition, Pennington said. Her older sibling was not hurt in the incident.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it is released.


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