Dec 282011

A baby died Friday after drowning in a bathtub in Mesa.

Mesa fire officials said the 6-month-old girl was in a bath chair with her 2-year-old brother in their Western Sun Apartment, which is in the area of Broadway and Gilbert roads.

Mesa Police Sgt. Ed Wessing said the mother had left the bathroom for a couple of minutes and returned to find the baby floating face down in the tub.

Paramedics were called around 11:15 a.m.

The child was treated by Mesa fire crews and transported by ambulance to Cardon Children’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Neighbors said the mother was too upset to even leave the hospital hours after the child’s death.

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