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Morgan County toddler slowly improving after near-drowning

First Published Oct 16 2013 09:32 am • Last Updated Oct 16 2013 05:08 pm

A 1-year-old boy remained in critical but improving condition Wednesday, five days after being found unconscious in an irrigation ditch.

"I understand doctors are slowly bring him out of the [medically induced] coma and he’s showing progress," Morgan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Kevin Edwards said. "He also continues to respond to his mother’s voice."

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The child was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City Saturday afternoon. He had wandered away from his family’s home on Stoddard Lane in Weber Canyon about 11:30 a.m. Saturday and then found a short time later in the ditch, which was partially filled with water.

remims@sltrib.com

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