Missing baby found trapped under floor

Missing baby found trapped under floor

Credit: Woodburn Police

Missing baby found trapped under floor

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by David Krough KGW.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 14 at 1:07 PM

WOODBURN, OR -- Crews in Woodburn pulled a missing 1-year-old baby girl to safety Monday after she got trapped inside the floor of a house.

The father of Kate Higgins said he and his three kids were spending the night at his parents' house on Sallal Road -- but when they awoke in the morning Kate was gone.

The family searched for little Kate in and outside of the house for more than an hour with no sign of her before they finally called police.

Officers arrived and said they soon heard what sounded like coughing coming from the room where she had been sleeping, but they still could not find the baby.

Police determined the sound was coming from under the floor -- the child had somehow slipped through a small hole and was in between the joists.

Crews pulled up flooring and the child was taken to a hospital where she was found to be unharmed.

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