June 4, 2014 5:27 pm
Updated: June 4, 2014 8:20 pm

Search launched, after child falls into river near Fairmont

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CALGARY- Emergency crews rushed to a river near Fairmont, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon, after a baby girl nearly drowned.

The incident unfolded around 1 p.m. MT in the Dutch Creek River, when a group of rafters got separated. As a result, the one-year-old ended up in the water and began floating away.

B.C. Ambulance Services and STARS air ambulance staged a rescue and managed to bring the child to safety.

She was rushed to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary in life-threatening condition.



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