Toddler found trapped in home's drainage area


A toddler was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night after being found trapped in a drainage area in the basement of her Joppa home yesterday, fire officials in Harford County said.

The child, who is about 15 months old and whose name was not released, was found by her father about 8 p.m. in a sump pump drain, according to Chief James B. Lyons III of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

The home is in the 1500 block of Clayton Road.

Fire officials did not know last night how the child ended up in the water. The incident is being investigated, Lyons said. The child's condition was not known last night.

Pub Date: 5/10/98

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