Moreno Valley Boy, 2, On Life Support After Near Drowning

MORENO VALLEY (CBS)  — A 2-year-old boy is on life support Wednesday after falling into a pool at a Moreno Valley residence and nearly drowning, authorities said.

The child, who was not identified, was discovered by his mother around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday submerged in the pool beside their home in the 15700 block of Bluechip Circle, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. David Knudson.

He is described in “grave condition.”

He said the woman called 911, and a neighbor performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

The toddler was rushed to Riverside County Regional Medical Center.

Deputies summoned county Code Enforcement Department officers to inspect the residence where the near-drowning occurred, and a code enforcement officer “determined it to be uninhabitable … due to the condition of the residence, fencing and the pool,” Knudson said.

The residents were ordered to vacate the condemned property at the earliest possible time.

Knudson said an investigation into the child’s mishap is continuing.

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