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Child Nearly Drowns at Russell Hotel

DrowningRussell authorities say a two-year-old child nearly drowned Sunday at Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites.

According to Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster, dispatch received a call of a possible drowning at the hotel at around 4:30 PM. Russell County EMS and police officers responded.

The responding emergency personnel found the victim and family members in the lobby.

The child was transported to Russell Regional Hospital and later transferred by life watch to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita.

Tuesday: According to a person involved with the situation, the child remains in Wichita but is in stable condition.

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