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.