x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Toddler, 2, rescued off Dubai's Palm Jumeirah beach

The 22-month-old had strayed from his family's beach-front home and was in a critical condition when he was first admitted.

A toddler is now in a stable condition after almost drowning outside his home by the beach at Palm Jumeirah.

The 22-month-old Asian boy has been moved from intensive care to the pediatric ward at Latifa Hospital where he is recovering, hospital staff said.

The incident occurred on Sunday night when the child strayed from his family's beach-front house to play in the water.

Family members rescued him when they noticed he was struggling in the water.

He was rushed to Latifa Hospital in an ambulance.

tsubaihi@thenational.ae