Baby Found Alive in a Car 13 Hours After River Crash

The 18-month-old girl was fighting for her life, but her mother died.
1:16 | 03/08/15

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expanded as it pushes off through Tuesday and Wednesday. Rob, through. And to the river rescue of a baby still alive 14 hours after the accident. Tonight, she's fighting for her life. Here's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: This 18-month-old girl may not be alive if not for a chance encounter. There was a fisherman that came to fish along the river, noticed a vehicle in the river, called 911. Reporter: This is the car he saw, and when police and paramedics arrived, they discovered the driver had died. Vehicle is submerged. Still one person in the vehicle. They don't appear to be moving. Reporter: Police believe they were on their way home late Friday when their car careened off the road. The crash not discovered for 14 hours. But miraculously the baby was alive when rescuers got there. Surviving not just the crash but frigid temperatures. The condition so extreme, officers and firefighters ended up in the hospital. Tonight, that baby girl is in critical but stable condition. Still in the hospital, still fighting. Clayton ABC news, Denver.

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