Toddler recovering from near drowning

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 19-month-old boy is improving from nearly drowning Sunday in a bathtub and is expected to recover, a Lufkin Police spokesman said.

Police responded to the call on the 1400 block of Sayers Street when a mother said she found her son face down in the tub.

According to the report, the mother was bathing her son 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.