Police: Mom arrested after baby nearly drowns
CREATED May. 11, 2012
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The mother of a 7-month old baby was arrested Friday after authorities said the baby nearly drowned in a bathtub.
The initial call came in at 12:39 p.m. from the 900 block of Silverman Way, near MLK and Owens. The fire department responded to the call and found a baby that had nearly drowned. Responders called for police.
Police arrived on scene and arrested the mother, 28-year-old Lori Lee Martinez, for felony child neglect. She was transported to Clark County Detention Center.
The baby was taken to University Medical Center pediatrics. Police said the baby was conscious and breathing at the time of transport.
Authorities say this is just another example of how important it is to constantly supervise children, especially babies, around water.
Action News will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.