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KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Two young children were rushed to the hospital from a home in Kansas City, Kan., after a near-drowning Tuesday night.
Emergency responders were called out to the home in the 2900 block of S. 52nd Street at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, the children are between the ages of 1 and 4. Their mother was the only person home with them when it happened, and she called 911.
The children were not breathing when police arrived.
"They were non-responsive when officers were first on the scene," Ofc. Patrick McCallop said, but one of them was revived at the home.
Police still have not disclosed any information about the incident. An official told 41 Action News both children were out of the water when paramedics arrived, but would not confirm whether they were in a bathtub when they were hurt.
They were both in critical condition when taken to the hospital.
The children's mother spoke with authorities at police headquarters Tuesday night. Detectives also interviewed neighbors about the incident, as is routine.
Erica Bedford and her family live nearby and watched as paramedics brought out the first victim, who she described as a toddler.
"It's heart wrenching," she said. "A second body was carried out, but we couldn't see because there were so many cops around it."
With seven biological and adopted kids of her own, Bedford believes no child should be in danger in their own home.
"There's no excuse for that," she said.
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