Steamboat toddler who fell in creek in fair condition
June 9, 2011
Steamboat Springs — The 15-month-old Steamboat Springs boy who was airlifted to Denver after falling into Butcherknife Creek on Saturday has been upgraded from critical to fair condition at The Children's Hospital.
Hospital spokeswoman Elizabeth Whitehead said today that fair condition means the boy’s vital signs are stable and within normal limits, he is conscious but may be uncomfortable and indicators are favorable.
“Obviously he’s making improvements, so that’s good,” she said.
Steamboat Springs police have said they think Edwin Rodriguez wandered away from his home Saturday morning and fell into the downtown creek. His grandfather found him behind the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant about 400 feet from the family's home. A witness reportedly performed CPR, and the child was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center before being airlifted to Denver.