Grandmother arrested after toddler pulled from Fresno fountain

The Fresno BeeJanuary 15, 2014 

The grandmother of a 2-year-old boy who almost drowned in a front-yard fountain just southeast of Fresno on Wednesday was arrested for child endangerment, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.

The 48-year-old woman, identified as Chou Vang, was the babysitter for the 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old child at a home in the 8500 block of East Olive Avenue. The sheriff's office said the grandmother and other adults were working in and out of the house and the kids were left to play unattended for at least 30 minutes.

The older child let her know something was wrong shortly before 12:30 p.m., the sheriff's office said. When she got to the front yard, she found the toddler face down in the fountain.

Another family member performed CPR on the boy, who was not breathing, before deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived within minutes and took over.

The toddler was taken to Community Regional Medical Center and then to Children's Hospital of Central California where he was reportedly on life support.

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