Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Canal Road Sunday, just before 5:00am, for a basement collapsing due to flooding and a 12 year old child trapped inside.
The father was able to dig out the child and perform CPR. Deputies along with Stanton Township first responders and the father were able to transport the Child to the Hancock City boat Launch with a neighbor’s boat due to severe flooding and road wash outs.
The child was then transported by Mercy EMS to UP Health Systems Portage where they were able to get a pulse. The child will be air lifted to a children’s Hospital for treatment. His condition was not reported.
The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Stanton Township First Responders, Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock City Police Department, Michigan Tech Public Safety and Mercy Ambulance.