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The Bakersfield Police Department responded to the drowning of a 2-year-old on Thursday.

The incident took place in the 2100 block of Oakwood Drive. The child is now in critical condition at a local hospital, according to a BPD news release.

Officers responded to the scene at about 11:46 p.m. The child had been located by family members in a residential pool, BPD said. The child was unresponsive and officers took lifesaving measures before the child was taken to the hospital.

The Special Victims Unit investigators responded to the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call BPD at 327-7111.

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