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A group of Providence firefighters were relieved after an infant near-drowning victim began breathing again and crying as they brought her through the doors of Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Firefighters were called to a home on Crandall Street just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following reports that a 6-month-old girl was found unresponsive after nearly drowning in a bathtub.

Acting Battalion Chief Stephen Capracotta says the baby was motionless and blue when first responders arrived at the home. The firefighters immediately began attempts to resuscitate the infant, which continued on their way to the children's hospital.

Firefighter John Wheeler says he started crying after he carried the baby in his arms through the emergency room doors and she resumed breathing.

The condition of the girl is unknown. Police are investigating the incident.




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