Survivor of Big Blue River drowning moved to Riley Children's Hospital

Sarah McLevish
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A survivor of a drowning incident last month on the Big Blue River is now at Riley Children's Hospital.

Sarah McLevish, 16, was pulled unresponsive from the water on June 6. In the weeks since, she has started to breathe on her own at Methodist Hospital but has not started talking. Now that she's at Riley, doctors will use a Coma Stimulation Program to help improve responsiveness as she comes out of her coma.

Two teens from Franklin Community High School died trying to save McLevish. Another two were with them, but were not seriously hurt.

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