Nearly-Drowned Stewartville Toddler Welcomed Home With First Responder Escort
Who is Logan Olson and What Happened to Him in Stewartville?
On the afternoon of April 7th, 18-month-old Logan Olson went missing for a few minutes and was found unresponsive in a retention pond.
It is believed that Logan was in the water for about 5 minutes before he was pulled out, and people near where the incident occurred performed CPR until more help arrived.
From there, Logan was taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he remained in critical condition in a medically induced coma for 8 days before waking up on April 15th.
Logan continued his recovery in the hospital before returning home on Monday, April 19th with First Responders leading the way.
Logan Leaves the Hospital, Local First Responders Escort Him Home
Logan's parents posted a video of him leaving St. Mary's Hospital to head home Monday morning on Facebook, which you can see below.
Area First Responders led the way as family and friends of Logan lined up along Highway 63 in Stewartville to welcome him home. After many procedures at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Logan was brought home with the Stewartville Fire Department, Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and Mayo Clinic Ambulances leading the way.
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office shared the video on Facebook of the very powerful moment. You can see many friends and family lined up along Highway 63 welcoming home the young boy.
GoFundMe to Support Logan and His Family
A Craft Fundraiser has been set up to help the family with Logan's recovery, and they are taking donations until Friday, April 23rd. A GoFundMe page also has been created where you can also read more about Logan's recovery. The family has been very grateful for the men and women who cared for their son while he recovered, according to the GoFundMe page.
We cannot express enough our gratitude to the men and women who saved and continue to care for our son. He has been touched by so many hands these last two days. We are blessed to be so close to the best hospital in the world.
The GoFundMe has already surpassed its goal of $10,000 - sitting at $11,605 as of 1 pm on April 19th.
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