Deputy Rescues 2-year-old Child From Yellowstone River
A Yellowstone County sheriff's deputy rescued a 2-year-old boy who fell into the Yellowstone River.
Capt. Bill Michaelis says the deputy had responded to a report at 9:20 a.m. Friday that a 2-year-old and 5-year-old were missing. The boys' father had driven their mother to work and when he returned home the children weren't there.
Deputy Adam Lauwers spotted the boys along the river bank at 9:43 a.m.
Michaelis says Lauwers saw the 2-year-old fall into the river and quickly jumped into the 40-degree water and rescued the boy.
The boy was taken to the hospital, but was expected to be OK.