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updated 11:19 AM UTC, Aug 20, 2017

Rescued Boy Getting Better

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(6/6/13) A three-year-old Eau Claire boy is getting better, after he was rescued from a submerged van in the Chippewa River.

His family says Logan Buchli is no longer in intensive care, and he's been moved to a regular room at a hospital in Rochester Minnesota near the Mayo Clinic. A fishing boat was in the process of being attached to the van last weekend, when currents pulled the vehicle into the river. It was about 75-feet from the shore when three men swam to the van, broke out a window, and pulled out the youngster – who spent up to eight minutes in the sunken vehicle. Logan was placed into a medically-induced coma, and he spent a few days on a ventilator. His father, Trevor Buchli, tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram he's pretty fussy but he's quote, "hanging in there pretty good."

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