Child submerged in holding pond released from hospital

MINNEAPOLIS - One of five children submerged in a frigid highway holding pond for up to 45 minutes has taken a huge step in what can only be described as an amazing recovery.

The attorney for the mother of 5-year-old Amani Coleman-Guerrido says the boy is at home after being released from Hennepin County Medical Center Monday.

Rick Petri also tells KARE 11 that the two other children who remain hospitalized, 1-year-old Aliyana Rennie and 6-year-old sister Zarihana Rennie, are progressing well.

Zenavia Rennie, age 5, and Alarious Coleman-Guerrido, age 7, died shortly after being pulled from the submerged car near the on-ramp at Highways 100 and 7 in St. Louis Park the morning of November 21.

The incident happened around 6:15 a.m. Thursday. Marion Guerrido, mother of three of the children, was behind the wheel of the 1998 Pontiac Grand Am when it left the ramp from westbound Highway 7 to northbound Highway 100 and plunged into the pond. Guerrido was able to escape the car but the five children were stuck inside. Witnesses and first responders jumped into the water and unsuccessfully tried to get them out.

It wasn't until a tow truck arrived and pulled the car out of the water that rescuers could access them.

At this point it is uncertain if Marion Guerrido will face charges in the incident.


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