Terrible accident in thuringia: a three-year-old girl fell into an ice-cold stream on christmas day and suffered life-threatening injuries.
The children of a vacationing family had been playing on a meadow by the river in the thuringian town of lichte (saalfeld-rudolstadt district) near the hotel when the child slipped and fell into the ice-cold river. It was carried away by the melt water, as the police announced on tuesday.
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The child was rescued from the water after 20 minutes and flown by rescue helicopter to jena university hospital. Two days after falling into an ice-cold stream, a three-year-old girl's life is still in danger. "The health condition of the child has not changed", said a police spokeswoman on wednesday.
The child's condition remains critical
Helpers reacted quickly and deliberately, according to the police. The father immediately ran after the child at the light, a resident called 911 and set off a rescue chain.
Federal police officers from erfurt, who were on the scene with a patrol car, also ran along the course of the river. After about a kilometer, the father was able to stop the girl floating in the water. A federal police officer pulled it out of the water.
Emergency doctors, firefighters and police officers immediately began to resuscitate the girl. Despite dense fog, the crew of a rescue helicopter was able to land at the site of the accident and take the girl to the hospital by the shortest route possible.