Merced child in serious condition after near drowning

FRESNO, Calif.

It happened at a home on East Sandy Lane near S Street in Merced.

The mother tells police she fell asleep and when she woke up the toddler was at the bottom of the pool.

She dove in and pulled the child out, and neighbors called for help when they heard her screaming.

The child was taken to the hospital, where doctors say they are hopeful.

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