ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The condition of the two toddlers who crawled out of their a St. Petersburg home and nearly drowned in a pool was changed to critical Tuesday morning.
The 14-month-old twin boys were transported to the hospital Monday night and initially were listed in good condition, according to officials.
The parents of the children were in their home, located at 4052 38th Avenue North, when they noticed their sons had been out of their sight for about 10 minutes.
During a search of the house, they noticed the sliding glass door to the backyard was partially open.
The preliminary investigation determined that the children's grandmother had stepped outside via a sliding glass door to the backyard to smoke a cigarette, but she didn't shut the door all the way when she returned.
When the parents went outside, they found both boys floating face down in the pool.
The father jumped in and pulled the two boys out of the pool and the mother and a great-aunt performed CPR on the kids until the paramedics arrived.
The kids were listed in good condition last night, but doctors have determined that their condition is critical and they have been transported to All Children's Hospital
Officials said there are several families with children of various ages residing at this residence.
At this time, the drowning appears to be accidental in nature and no charges have been filed.
However, Child Protection Investigators are continuing to investigate.
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