Baby Girl Found in Indiana Field 10 Miles From Parent’s Home After Tornado (Updated)
A school bus came to rest into a structure after being tossed by a tornado that moved through the area in Henryville, Indiana March 3, 2012. A series of tornadoes tore through the U.S. midsection on Friday, killing at least 10 people in the hard-hit state of Indiana, and blowing apart homes and flattening buildings across the region. (REUTERS/John Sommers II)
A baby girl was found in the middle of a field ten miles from her parent’s home after the tornado yesterday. Authorities have not said whether the baby’s family was alive or not.
The Upshot reported:
A baby girl who was discovered in an Indiana field following Friday’s devastating tornadoes is in critical condition at a Kentucky hospital, according to the Associated Press.
When the child was found Friday night, she was first taken to a hospital in Salem, Ind. Melissa Richardson, a spokeswoman for St. Vincent Salem Hospital, said authorities are trying to determine how the child wound up in the field alone, since her family lives in New Pekin, Ind., about 10 miles south of where the she was discovered.
Richardson says the girl is in critical condition at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Though neither her name nor her family’s name have been released, a hospital spokesperson in Louisville told ABCNews.com that the family has been identified, though they did not say whether they were alive.
The girl was discovered about 30 miles west of Marysville, a 1,900-person town described by Clark County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Chuck Adams as “completely gone.”
The blonde-haired, blue-eyed baby who was found forty miles west of Chelsea, in Salem, Indiana, is in critical condition in hospital.
Ruined: Residents look over the remains of an 110 year old St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ridgway, Illinois. (Daily Mail)
UPDATE: Reader Tom Raben, who was born and raised in Ridgway sent another picture of St. Joseph’s Church.
View of the west side of the church. It was completely destroyed.
UPDATE: The baby girl was reunited with family members today.