Grandmother arrested after near drowning of toddler in Fresno County

The grandmother of a two year old near drowning victim in Fresno County has been arrested.
January 15, 2014 5:23:14 PM PST
The 48 year old grandmother of the two year old near drowning victim has been arrested in connection with the investigation. Chou Vang of Fresno was arrested a short time ago on a single charge of child endangerment resulting in serious injury.

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NOTE: The video of a child falling into a rectangle shaped indoor pond that has been posted on Facebook with a link to this page is NOT related to this story. That video contains a time stamp of March 28, 2014, while this story was posted on January 15, 2014. Also, the fountain in the Facebook video is indoors, while the incident in this story occurred outside of the home.
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Vang was babysitting the toddler at her residence located in the 8500 block of E Olive Ave when the incident occurred. She and other adults were working in and outside the house while the toddler played with another four year old child in the front yard.

The investigation had revealed Vang left the toddler unattended in the front yard for at least thirty minutes before she was alerted by the other child that something was wrong.

When she responded to the front yard, she found the two year old floating face down in a large fountain. She immediately retrieved the toddler from the fountain and took him inside the house. Another family member began performing CPR on the toddler until deputies and EMS personnel arrived.

The child was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, and then to Children's Hospital of Central California where he is currently on life support.

Vang was transported to the Fresno County Jail where she is currently being booked on the charge.


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