A one year old girl is in the hospital fighting for her life after her mother left her unattended inside a swimming pool.
Xiao Ai was celebrating her first birthday and her mother took her to a pool in Fuzhou city, Fujian, China, to celebrate as can be seen in a video shared online.
The girl and another boy were seen splashing around in the pool with floaters while the mother had her attention on them and played with the boy for a little while.
The woman then picks up her phone and begins texting on it for a few seconds. Within that time, the toddler’s swimming ring flips over, tossing the girl into the water. But the mother doesn’t notice and continues texting on her phone while the child struggles in the water.
The boy in the pool tries to save Xiao Ai by reaching his hands towards her, but he couldn’t help her. He then tries getting the mother’s attention but she waved him away and continued using her phone.
By the time she spotted her daughter drowning, the child was not breathing and had turned purple.
The girl was rushed to the hospital and has been in a coma for a month. She is now dependant on breathing apparatus to keep her alive.