Friday, July 17, 2009
"FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia -- Fort St. John Royal Canadian Mounted Police say it could easily have been a tragic situation.
A 3-year-old boy left his family's campsite Sunday morning and rode his battery-powered jeep into the Peace River, floating more than 7 miles downstream.
A search began when the Demetrius Jones' family noticed he was missing, and a local boater spotted the child still sitting in his jeep in the water. He was wearing only a diaper and T-shirt.
Constable Jackelynn Passarell says even though the boy was not injured during the incident, parents must be aware of the dangers posed by moving water.
His relieved parents said he was more excited about getting to ride in a police car than anything else."