Last November, an out-of-control car crashed into a retention pond off Highway 100 in St. Louis Park. Five children spent at least 25 minutes submerged in the freezing water. Two didn’t survive. One of the most seriously injured, 7-year-old Zarihana Rennie, is still working on her recovery.
One of the children pulled from a frigid pond may now be sleeping in his own bed. A family friend says 5-year-old Amani Coleman-Guerrido went home from the hospital Tuesday.
We are hearing some good news today about the three children who survived after the car they were in plunged into a pond in St. Louis Park. In fact, one is making what a family friend is calling “a miraculous recovery.”
A family spokesman says two of the children rescued from a pond after a car veered off a suburban Minneapolis highway ramp are improving. Attorney Rick Petry said Friday the two are now responding to health workers’ commands. He calls that “a huge improvement.”
It’s the news nobody wants to hear. Five children submerged in icy water for up to a half hour or more. Two have died, and the outlook for the other three is unclear. But for the remaining victims, their age could actually help them survive.