Lufkin Police investigate near drowning on Sayers Street

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police are investigating a near-drowning Sunday of a 19-month-old child after a mother said she came back to the bathtub to find her son face down in the water and unresponsive.

According to the report, the mother was bathing her son in a house on the 1400 block of Sayers Street when she left the child to check a loud noise in the house. She said she found a shelf that had fallen in the laundry room and put it back up.

When she returned, the child was face down in the tub and unresponsive.

The child was transported to Texas Children's Hospital. The report states there is no update to its condition as of Tuesday morning.