A 2-year-old boy who was hospitalized in critical condition after falling into a creek in Vallejo on Saturday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, a fire battalion chief said this morning.

Vallejo fire Battalion Chief Cliff Campbell said he was informed of the good news about the toddler's condition on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters responded around 4 p.m. Saturday to a report of a child who had fallen into a creek that runs along Fairgrounds Drive near Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

The boy was fishing with his grandmother, Campbell said.

"She told us she usually ties a rope around his waist when she fishes down there because he's only 2 years old," he said.

The grandmother hadn't yet tied the rope around him when he fell, the battalion chief said.

She couldn't reach the boy because she can't swim, but firefighters quickly located him in a nearby drainage culvert, Campbell said.

Firefighters got a pulse on the boy at the scene. He was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center and was then transferred to Children's Hospital in Oakland.

Campbell said the boy was in critical condition early Saturday evening. He is thought to have been in the water for 10 to 15 minutes.

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