The five-year-old child who was still in a St. Louis hospital after a reservoir break in southeast Missouri two weeks ago, got to go home from the hospital on Thursday. Tanner Toops was released from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital after suffering a near cardiac arrest and hypothermia. His father, Jerry Toops, was the Supervisor at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park when the family’s home was swept away by a billion gallons of water when the Tom Sauk Reservoir failed. Tanner, his mother, and two siblings – ages three and seven months – were also hurt in the accident. Interestingly enough, Jerry Toops had been promoted before the incident and was set to move to Lebanon this week.
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