18-month-old boy who nearly drowned welcomed home with police escort

Logan Olson was found in a retention pond in Stewartville on April 7.
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An 18-month-old boy who nearly drowned in a retention pond in Stewartville earlier this month was welcomed home with a police escort. 

Logan Olson was found unresponsive in the pond on April 7 and was placed in a medically induced coma. He was awake as of April 15, and after nearly two weeks, Logan was released from the hospital on Monday. 

His mom, Erin Olson, posted a video of the family walking out of the hospital Monday.

And then Logan was welcomed home with a surprise police escort and cheering community members. Here's video from the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office:

Erin Olson also shared photos and videos from the escort, saying in a Facebook post they had no idea it was happening. 

"We got 'pulled over' just past Cycle City. Then we got to catch up to the parade of emergency vehicles. So awesome and overwhelming," she wrote.

Erin Olson added, "Such an amazing homecoming! Thank you to all the medical personnel who was there for him that day and today."

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, Logan was being babysat by a family friend when he fell into a retention pond behind homes on the 700 block of Willow Green Court Northeast in Stewartville around 4:11 p.m. on April 7.

The family friend had lost sight of Logan and called his dad, who was on his way to the home. Logan's dad found him floating in the pond and he and/or bystanders began CPR.

It is estimated Logan was in the water for no longer than 5 minutes. 

Logan was brought to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester and was in critical condition, in a medically induced coma with "some strong signs of organ function," the sheriff's office said on April 8. 

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the family. 

Logan will have to do outpatient physical therapy twice a week for a while to make sure he's walking and moving correctly, but he's otherwise fine, KTTC says.

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