Port St. Lucie baby left alone in bathtub dies, police investigating

, Fla. — A 9-month-old boy taken to a hospital Tuesday after being found in bathtub has died, police and rescue officials said Wednesday.

St. Lucie County Fire District crews about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday went to a home in the 1600 block of Southwest Angelico Lane after the child was found in a tub, said Catherine Chaney, Fire District spokeswoman.

The child's mother indicated she left the child unattended in the bathtub for 1 to 2 minutes, Chaney said. Arriving Fire District crews found law enforcement officials performing chest compressions on the child on the floor of a bedroom, she said.

Chaney said the child was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Officer Tom Nichols, Port St. Lucie Police spokesman, stated the child died, and that police are investigating.

No additional details were immediately available.

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