UPDATE: Child Recovering After Being Pulled From Wichita Creek

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Monda, July 29, 2013

A 2-year-old child, pulled from an East Wichita creek Friday is recovering.

Wichita Police say the child is now in good condition at the hospital.

A Wichita police officer, Darren Sundquist, saw the child under water against some rocks, jumped in and pulled him out.

The boy's grandfather, Ray Boren told KAKE News that his 2-year-old grandson bolted from the front yard where they were together and headed for the creek. Boren said that at his age, it was hard for him to catch up to his grandson before he slipped into the water.

The child was rushed to a Wichita hospital in critical condition, but it now appears he will recover.


Friday, July 26, 2013

It was a nightmare for grandfather Ray Boren. He says his 2-year-old grandson took off from the front yard where they were together.

The boy headed for the creek. Boren says at his age, he just couldn't keep up. His grandson slipped into the water before he could reach him.

"I went out to get him," Boren said. "I slipped in the wet grass and fell, and when I got up I couldn't see him any place. He already went under."

Boren says he yelled for neighbors to call 911 as he walked frantically along the creek to look for his grandson. First responders showed up quickly, and before he knew it, Officer Darren Sunquist called out.

"Hollered at me and said they found him," Boren said.

His grandson was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Boren says he spent some time at the hospital and that his grandson is doing better.

"It'll be touch and go tonight," he said.

Now that he's home and having time to reflect on the day, boren want to thank Officer Sundquist and everyone else who came to his grandson's aid.

"I just appreciate all those people who helped out," he said.


A small child is in critical condition after being pulled from an east Wichita creek.

Around 10:15 Friday, emergency crews were dispatched to a creek near the 8300 block of East Gilbert. That's in the area of Kellogg and Rock.

According to the child's grandmother, a two-year-old boy and his seven-year-old sister were playing outside a home on Gilbert with their grandfather. The boy began running towards the creek across the street, as his grandfather and sister tried to keep up. As the child got close to the edge, he slipped and fell in, then was swept away.

His grandfather called for help, and emergency crews quickly began searching for the boy. A few minutes later, a Wichita police officer saw the child under water against some rocks, jumped in and pulled him out.

CPR was performed until the boy started breathing again, and he was taken to a local hospital where he's currently listed in critical condition.

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