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Last Child Injured in SeMo Reservoir Break Leaves Hospital

DECEMBER 29, 2005 - Posted at 3:37 p.m. CST

 

ST. LOUIS, MO - The last of three siblings injured when their home was swept away during a reservoir break in southeast Missouri is released from Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.

Hospital spokesman Bob Davidson says 5-year-old Tanner Toops will need follow-up care at home but is doing well, laughing and playing before he left the hospital today.

A reservoir at an AmerenUE hydroelectric plant broke December 14.  Tanner, his parents and siblings were caught up in about one billion gallons of water.  The family lived at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, where Jerry Toops was park superintendent.

All three children suffered hypothermia.  Tanner was near cardiac arrest and suffered burns during efforts to warm him following his rescue.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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