Baby in hospital after water drama

A TODDLER was fighting for life today after one of his parents frantically called for help telling police "My son is drowning".The boy lost consciousness after he fell into water at a house in Ipswich.

A TODDLER was fighting for life today after one of his parents frantically called for help telling police "My son is drowning".

The boy lost consciousness after he fell into water at a house in Ipswich.

Today the 16-month-old youngster was said to be in a "critical" condition by a spokeswoman for Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The child was taken to the Cambridge hospital's paediatric intensive care unit after paramedics made strenuous efforts to revive him at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said when it received the emergency call from police the child was said to be clearly drowning.

The rescue began when Suffolk police got a telephone call to go to a house in King's Way at just after 3.30pm on Saturday.

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The youngster had been found unconscious in the garden.

An ambulance and a rapid response vehicle from the East Anglian Ambulance Trust were summoned by police and joined four officers to give emergency treatment at the scene.

They managed to get the toddler breathing again describing his condition "critical but stable" to staff at the ambulance service control room.

The youngster was taken to Ipswich Hospital, but was soon transferred to Addenbrooke's because of the seriousness of his condition.

Police said they did not believe there was anything suspicious about the incident.

Neighbours in King's Way said they had seen the police and ambulance activity around the house where the accident happened, but did not know anything else about it.

"We just all pray that the little boy gets better and is soon back at home," said one local resident who did not want to be named.

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