A 2 1/2-year-old boy was in critical condition and on life support Thursday at Children's Hospital after he was pulled from an irrigation canal in Valley Center. Hospital spokeswoman Jeannie Berghorn identified the child as Bani Reyes. Berghorn said the boy was underwater for about 10 minutes before he was rescued.
The child was taken to Children's by helicopter.
Details of the accident were sketchy, but Capt. Howard Maxey of the California Department of Forestry station in Valley Center said state firefighters arrived at the scene at 1:40 p.m., after being called by sheriff's deputies.