Baby nearly drowns in toilet

Last updated 11:07 29/11/2012

Relevant offers

World

One Kiwi dead after Nepal earthquake Tuna company worker 'cooked' in oven Australian Islamic State doctor Tareq Kamleh's sudden change after mystery trip in 2013 Violence erupts after funeral of Baltimore man who died in police custody NZ concerned over Bali Nine executions Nepal earthquake: New Zealanders sought after disaster Nepal earthquake: Quake-aid need acute in Kathmandu, more so in villages How to donate money to Nepal for earthquake aid Handful of Kiwis unaccounted for after Nepal earthquake Australian Islamic State doctor Tareq Kamleh's sudden change after mystery trip in 2013

A baby girl is lucky to be alive after being rescued by her mother moments before drowning in a toilet.

The mother of a six-month-old named Charlotte from Sun Valley, California, had to kick down the door of their bathroom after her two children had locked themselves inside with the older one calling for help.

The mother immediately pulled the baby out of the toilet. She was blue, but slightly breathing, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

The girl was in a serious condition and recovering after being airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Two police officers were able to "open up her airways and she started to cry, which means she was responsive", LAPD lieutenant Scott Harrelson said.

The mother later told US news channel NBC4 she was a nurse and was also able to perform CPR until police arrived.

She said she wanted other parents to know how quickly the situation developed and that it only took "a few inches of water" for a child to drown.

The woman reportedly told NBC that as soon as she pulled her daughter out she "flew out of mummy mode and into nurse mode", which may have saved her life.

Charlotte has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content