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Toddler found alive in field in tornado-hit area

As tornadoes left a trail of deadly destruction in southern Indiana on Friday, a toddler was found alive in a field in Salem.

The child was taken to a hospital in Salem before being airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., where officials had asked for help in identifying the little girl, who had blond hair and blue eyes, according to WLKY.com.


Cis Gruebbel, chief nursing officer at Kosair, told msnbc.com on Friday night that the mystery surrounding the girl’s identity was quickly solved and that her family was on their way from the Washington County area of Indiana.

She had no further details on how or where the child was found.

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