Two-Year-Old Who Nearly Drowned In Augusta River Out Of Hospital
A toddler who nearly drowned in the Kennebec River in Augusta earlier this month has been released from the hospital, police say.
The two-year-old boy was rescued from the river near the East Side Boat Landing on Sept. 15. The Augusta Police Department announced Monday that the child is still recovering but has been released from the hospital.
A witness who spotted the boy in the water, Sean Scanlon of Dresden Mills, jumped into the river and rescued the child.
Police haven’t released the child’s name or the names of his parents. They also haven’t said where the parents were at the time of the incident.
The department said any possible criminal charges will be announced after Tori Tracy, the detective investigating the incident, is finished conducting a few final follow-ups in her investigation.