Search for Indiana toddler suspended after her father is rescued

The search for an Indiana toddler remains ongoing more than 24 hours after her father was rescued from the wreckage of a submerged pickup truck —where the girl’s body was not found — officials said.

A law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Friday that the search for missing 2-year-old Hailey Owens has officially been suspended. “We want to get everybody safe.” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, per the Associated Press.

The search continues for Hailey Owens – Indiana toddler missing after father rescued from overturned truck – family also providing family and friends with updates through “They’ve given updates on Hailey’s condition & recovery to family & friends. — FOX 25 Columbus (@FOX25Columbus) June 11, 2018

A firefighter, who was also not named, told ABC 24 the search for Hailey was suspended due to the severe weather conditions.

Joy Stickland, spokesperson for the Department of Child Services, told the Indianapolis Star on Sunday that Hailey’s body was not found in the water, but that her belongings — including her jacket — have been recovered.

Mr. Owens, 32, was taken to Indianapolis Medical Center’s ICU for an evaluation after his truck went into the pond on Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. John Perrine, with the Indiana State Police, told the Indianapolis Star that this is “not survivable,” per ABC 24. But he added that Mr. Owens was not hurt in the crash.

Read the full story at CBS News.


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