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3-year-old rescued from under water trampoline expected to recover

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A toddler found stuck underneath a water trampoline over the weekend is now out of the hospital and should be OK.

The 3-year-old was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Saturday afternoon after being found underneath the trampoline on Lake Alexander. The child received CPR at the scene before going to Children's Hospital. His condition though was not known.

On Monday, the Morrison County Sheriff's Office said the boy is home now and expected to make a full recovery. He was released from the hospital Sunday at 3 p.m.

The sheriff's office says he was wearing a flotation device at the time of the incident.

Life jackets

The American Red Cross suggests life jackets be worn by children at all times when in or around water – even if a lifeguard is around.

Minnesota's life jackets laws specifically target boaters. It says a “readily accessible and wearable life jacket” is required for each person on board, and children under 10 are required to wear one. Boats 16 feet or longer also need a throwable flotation device on board.

And the DNR says you should actually wear the life-saving device – not just have it on the boat. Putting on a life jacket is the one action that “significantly increases” your chances of survival if you fall into waters, especially cold ones, the DNR says.

Earlier this year, five anglers were rescued from a sinking boat in central Minnesota – and there was not a single life jacket onboard.

You can learn more about life jacket regulations and boat and water safety here.

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