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Child blown into lake said to be doing fine

The boy was submerged in the water 15 minutes
April 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The 2-year-old boy who survived after being blown by a wind gust into Lake Michigan is doing better. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the boy's father and a family friend feel hopeful and the boy's condition has improved.

The child's grandfather had been pushing the boy in a stroller along the lakeside Friday afternoon when the stroller went into the 42-degree water. Authorities say the grandfather jumped into the harbor to save the boy, but was able only to shout for help.

The boy remained submerged for at least 15 minutes before members of the Chicago Fire Department's dive team pulled him out, unconscious but alive.

A family friend tells the Sun-Times the boy's parents are optimistic.

 

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