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Three-year-old boy rescued from canal in Waterloo, parents facing charges

Updated: 07/23/2014 10:41 PM
Created: 07/23/2014 10:17 PM WHEC.com

A three-year-old boy had to be rescued from the canal in Waterloo after police say he and his brother somehow got out of the house.

This happened on East Main Street and police say a neighbor called police when she noticed the toddlers in her backyard.

Police say the four-year-old brother was with his father when they arrived at the house, but the three-year-old was still missing. That's when Officer Matthew Scaglione searched the canal and found the boy floating on his back. Scaglione jumped in and rescued the child, who was kept overnight at the hospital for observation. News10NBC has learned that he is doing okay.

The boys' parents are facing charges. Neil McMillen and Chelsea Ticer were both charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Chelsea Ticer
Neil McMillen




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