Toddler Airlifted to Burn Center

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UPDATE Below: Just after 4 P.M. Thursday Worth emergency units were en route to Antioch Church on Hwy 313 in response to a burn victim.

Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby said a 3-year old female was playing with sticks in a burn pile when she fell into the flames. The child reportedly suffered burns on her stomach, arms, and face. Fire/Rescue set-up a landing area for Air Evac at the Hwy 313/Jewel Crowe intersection as EMS provided treatment on scene.

Sheriff Hobby said the family apparently lives on Green Valley Road and had attempted to drive the child to Phoebe Worth but informed E-911 they wanted an ambulance to meet them near Antioch church.

The toddler who just celebrated her third birthday over the weekend was flown to Augusta Burn Center. We will update as information is available.

UPDATE 10/28 – the 3-year old burn victim is home and doing well according to her grandmother,Robin Armstrong.

Robin said her granddaughter will have to go to Valdosta to receive skin grafts on a few areas but is doing well and acting as normal. “She is Miss Independent,” she said of her granddaughter.

Robin said the toddler had actually tripped over a cross-tie by the fire. Her mother reacted quickly removing burning clothes and getting medical assistance. The family says the Worth County emergency response and Air Evac, EMS, WCFR and Worth deputies did a great job in getting the toddler to the Macon Burn Center. “They were really wonderful with her,” Robin said.

The family is also grateful for the prayers from the community and churches. “They helped us a lot.”

“She’s our little angel,” Robin said of her granddaughter.

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