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UK toddler takes an unplanned trip down a waterslide…sort of

Posted by Bill Nance on September 9, 2008

From the Times of London:

A toddler paddling in floodwater was rescued by her father after being sucked down a drain and washed along an underground pipe before being thrown into a swollen river.

Leona Baxter, 3, was playing in a puddle near a children’s play area in Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, when she stepped into an uncovered storm drain. She disappeared down the drain and was swept 230ft (70m) along a water-filled pipe before being thrown out into the River Wear. Her 34-year-old father, Sergeant Mark Baxter, of the RAF, dived in to rescue her.

Here’s the video report of the incident

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Something tells me this kid will never want to visit a water park. Just saying…


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