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Babysitter arrested after infant pulled from a bathtub in El Mirage

El Mirage drowning call
Posted at 10:54 PM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 17:09:59-04

EL MIRAGE, AZ — An infant is in very serious condition after being pulled from a bathtub Thursday night, according to El Mirage Fire Department.

Crews responded to a call about a one-year-old boy who was found in a bathtub by his babysitter.

Police say the babysitter was bathing the child when her "attention was diverted," and she went to another part of the home. When she came back, the boy was underwater and unresponsive.

There were two other children, a three-year-old and a seven-year-old, whom the babysitter was taking care of at the time, according to police.

Officials say the child was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment until he started breathing again and doctors found a pulse.

The boy was flown from the hospital to Phoenix Children's hospital in very serious condition.

Forty-nine-year-old Cynthia Gaddy was arrested and is facing charges for child endangerment, announced the El Mirage Police Department.

The incident is currently under investigation.