Vt. Toddler Rescued from Icy Brook in Waterbury

By Lesley Engle | lengle@nexstar.tv

Published 02/12 2016 01:05AM

Updated 02/13 2016 12:57PM

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Police say a toddler was rescued from an icy brook in Waterbury Thursday.

Vermont State Police say Parker Berry was rescued from Thatcher Brook just after 4 p.m.

Police say Berry, 3, was at Elephant in the Field, a day care on Guptil Road.

Vermont State Police spokesman Scott Waterman said he was with a group of kids at the center when he wandered away.

Investigators say he was initially brought to Central Vermont Medical Center, and later transferred to UVM Medical Center in Burlington, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

Waterman said CPR was performed on Berry.

In a phone interview Friday morning with Local 22 & Local 44, Reeva Murphy, deputy commissioner for the Vermont Department for Children and Families, said the day care center is currently closed and a joint investigation is underway by DCF and the Vermont State Police.

When reached by phone Friday afternoon, Elephant in the Field declined to comment. 

The day care is registered with the state.

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