Girl Survives Cold Outside Mother's South Dakota Job

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska girl has survived nine cold hours alone in a car parked outside her mother's workplace in Dakota Dunes, S.D.

The Sioux City Journal says the girl was treated and released on Tuesday from a Sioux City hospital.

Authorities in Union County, S.D., say the mother told deputies she didn't realize the girl was in the car until the girl's father called after 5 p.m. Tuesday to say the girl wasn't at her day care.

The girl was bundled in warm clothes in her car seat. National Weather Service records say the area temperature ranged from 2 degrees up to 19 over the day.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case. The girl remains in her parents' custody at their home in South Sioux City, Neb.
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