AST: Missing 17-month-old dies after being found in creek in Butte

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A 17-month-old girl wandered off from her family around 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening in Butte and was later found in Bodenburg Creek.

The girl was missing from her family near Sullivan Avenue for between 30 and 45 minutes as neighbors and volunteers searched for the girl.

Life-saving efforts were administered on the scene, but they were unsuccessful. The girl was first transported to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and then flown by LifeMed to Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, but she was pronounced dead in the early morning of July 17.

Troopers say there is no evidence of foul play.

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