State Trooper Rescues Lost Toddler in a Lake


A New York state trooper saved the day when he rescued a missing girl who had wandered away from her home in South Bristol. When the two-year-old’s family couldn’t find her, they called authorities and Trooper Brian Hotchkiss was on the search team.

About an hour later, he spotted her from a mountain peak after noticing her pink coat stand out among all the grey. Hotchkiss says he climbed through trees for about 15 minutes before he found the stream and followed it to find the toddler, who was lying on her stomach on a rock in the stream.

“I was calling her name and ran over to her and I saw her arm move and I knew she was alive,” he explains. “My heart just dropped. She hugged me immediately and wouldn’t let go.” She was taken to a hospital for a checkup, but aside from being cold, she’s doing just fine.

Source: ABC 7 NY