Baby found submerged, unconscious in bath in Sydney home

An eight-month old baby has been rushed to hospital in western Sydney after being found unconscious in a bath.

Emergency workers were called to a home in the Sydney suburb of North St Marys just after 10am on Friday.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said the child was submerged "for a period of time".

A neighbour said the family were 'nice people' and the incident had shocked the community.

Emergency services gather at the family's Sydney home. Photo: TNV

"They are just a normal family," she said. "It is so sad."

Police say the infant was taken to Nepean Hospital and is in a serious but stable condition.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

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