12 year old fire victim released from ICU

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The apartment fire in downtown Batesville Monday resulted in a minor being flown to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis due to smoke inhalation.On Thursday, the City of Batesville was informed that Jose Saldana, age 12, has been taken off of a ventilator, transferred out of the ICU, and his condition is improving.Family members are hopeful Jose will be released from the hospital Friday.Jose’s aunt, Amanda Cline, said, “What we need the most from the community is prayers, not just for our family but for all those impacted by the apartment fire.”A local community member has generously provided long-term housing for the family.The City continues its victim relief fund to benefit the nine families displaced by the fire.Monetary donations can be delivered to the Memorial Building, 132 S. Main Street, Batesville.last_img

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