WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Child In Serious Condition After Falling In Water Near Maine Ave.

Play associated audio
Bystanders rushed to the aid of a young girl and her mother after the girl fell into the water near the seafood market, and her mother jumped in after her.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/synaesthesia/3869008168/
Bystanders rushed to the aid of a young girl and her mother after the girl fell into the water near the seafood market, and her mother jumped in after her.

The little girl is recovering from serious injuries after falling into the Washington Channel at the market in Southwest D.C. around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The girl and her mother were in front of Taylor's Seafood, one of the counters at the market, when the girl fell into the water through a narrow gap that separates the sidewalk from the front of the boats which pull in to sell seafood.

The toddler's mother jumped in after her down into the space, which is less than a foot wide, and filled with 3 to 4 feet of murky water. After the mother jumped in then a group of nearly 30 bystanders rushed over to help pull them out, says one man who witnessed the incident.

The man, who works at Taylor's, says everyone was panicked, and were reaching their arms down to help get the mother and the daughter out. Incidents like this one are rare, he says, but he has seen this happen before where people fall into the narrow gap.

He adds that the this space is necessary to leave room for the boats to shift as water levels rise and fall.

NPR

Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
NPR

In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
WAMU 88.5

Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

WAMU 88.5

How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.