A 20-month-old boy was in critical condition after rescue agencies found him near where a car became submerged in Edmonson County.

The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office said deputies received a 911 call about 6:20 p.m. Monday regarding a vehicle in a creek on Oak Hill Road.

The driver, Alexandria Richardson, said she attempted to cross a low-water bridge and her vehicle became disabled in high water. Richardson reported attempting to swim away from the vehicle with her two sons, ages 7 and 20 months, when she lost the youngest child in the water.

The 20-month-old was located by emergency service workers about 7:15 p.m. and taken to The Medical Center at Bowling Green and was then flown to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The 20-month-old was in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office.

Richardson and the 7-year-old were taken by ambulance to The Medical Center at Bowling Green for treatment.


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