EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- A 2-year-old boy found lying in a snowbank in his pajamas, not breathing, spent up to four hours outside his rural home in subzero cold, authorities said.
Les Hynek was reported in critical condition Tuesday night at the Mayo Clinic's Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital in Rochester. No other details were immediately released.
The boy, wearing a diaper, flannel pajamas and a sweat shirt, wandered from his home on his parents' dairy farm sometime after 3 a.m. Tuesday. His father found him unconscious almost four hours later about 50 feet from the house, Eau Claire County Sheriff's Sgt. John Volger said.
Unconfirmed reports indicated the boy's body temperature was about 65 degrees soon after he was found, Volger said. The National Weather Service said the overnight low in Eau Claire was 4 below zero.
The boy first was taken to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, where he was revived after he was hooked up to a blood-warming machine, Sheriff's Capt. David Schultz said. He later was transferred to the Minnesota hospital.
Hospital staff said the family declined interview requests.
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