Toddler found alive in Indiana field after storms

Mar 4, 2012, 4:28 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A hospital spokeswoman says a toddler found alive in an Indiana field after violent storms is the sole survivor of her immediate family.

Cis Gruebbel is a spokeswoman for Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Gruebbel says the toddler is in critical condition.

Washington County, Ind., Coroner Rondale Brishaber said the girl’s mother, father, 2-month-old sister and 2-year-old brother all died in the storm.

Gruebbel would not identify the child and says she could not provide details on the child’s ordeal. She says extended family members are at the hospital with the child.

Melissa Richardson, a spokeswoman for the hospital in Salem, Ind. where the child was first taken, said the child’s family is from New Pekin, Ind., and she was found near her home.

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Toddler found alive in Indiana field after storms