8 Mar 2015

Baby found alive 13 hours after car plunges into a river in Utah

A baby was found alive but in critical condition inside a wrecked car in Utah Saturday, 13 hours after the car the child was in plunged into a river, police said. The child's mother was found dead in the car when an fisherman discovered the crashed vehicle at around 12:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Police believe the car hit a cement barrier on a bridge at around 10:30 p.m. Friday night and ended up in the Spanish Fork River in Spanish Fork, a city of around 37,000 people south of Provo.
The 4-door Dodge was upside down and resting on its roof and the 18-month-old girl was found locked in a car seat in the rear passenger seat, police said. The baby's 25-year-old mother was dead in the driver's seat when first responders arrived, Spanish Fork Police said in a statement.
The baby was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition, authorities said. Police did not release any names in the incident, citing pending notification of family members.

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