User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


78° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Car Plunges into Devils Lake

May 14, 2003, 9:45 PM by don jorgensen

A tragic reminder that children shouldn't be left alone in a running car.

Brian Thunder of Sioux Falls is struggling with mixed emotions, weeping and heart broken over the loss of one of his sons, but thankful for the life of the other after the vehicle the two boys were in plunged into the freezing waters of Devils Lake, North Dakota.

Hunter Thunder and his three-year-old brother, Bryan, were air lifted to a hospital. Bryan died, but Hunter is a fighter.

Bryan Thunder says "Yeah, he's strong. He's a tough little boy. He is going to walk home he's going home from here."

The two boys were left in the car while their mother went into a convenience store at the Spirit Lake Casino marina yesterday. Authorities say the children apparently put the car in gear and it rolled through a fence, down a hill and plunged into the water.

Rescue crews had difficulties finding the two little boys.

Jeff Cote says, "I couldn't see anything in the car at all combined with the murky water and the shade of the car it's as black as night you just have to feel for them and basically do it by touch."

The boys were submerged in the water for 40 minutes, Hunter's body temperature was at 84 degrees. After more than an hour of CPR, he developed a heart rhythm.

Doctors say Hunter is moving his hands and feet and they're optimistic he'll make a full or near full recovery, in fact he could go home within a week.




Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


You may also like

Lifeguard Rescues Girl From Sioux Falls Pool

7/28/2015 4:10 PM

An alert lifeguard pulled an unconscious child from Laurel Oak pool on Tuesday afternoon

Full Story
Officials Identify Victims In Plane Crash

7/28/2015 11:48 AM

Pipestone County Sheriff's Office said the pilot, 59-year-old Steven Christensen, and passengers 18-year-old Marcos Favela and a 13-year...

Full Story
Josiah's Owner Says He's Targeted By Payday Loan Industry

7/28/2015 6:00 PM

The owner of Josiah's Coffeehouse & Cafe says it's an organized effort to put him out of business by the payday loan industry. 

Full Story | Watch
Allegiant Air Pilot Pleads With Tower To Make Emergency Landing

7/29/2015 1:58 PM

An Allegiant Airlines pilot declared a fuel emergency and had to land at a North Dakota airport even though the airport was closed for the Blue Angels...

Full Story
Business Owner Claims Harassment From Outside Group

7/28/2015 10:32 AM

Sioux Falls Police were called to a coffee shop Tuesday morning.  The owner of Josiah's Coffeehouse & Café says he's had to ca...

Full Story


Events