Tot Found Alive in Twister Wake

Tennessee child orphaned, but uninjured by tornado
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 11:03 AM CST
David Harmon of Wilson County EMA, stands between an open field, right, where he found a baby alive Wednesday and where the baby's home was believed to have been, left, in Castalian Springs, Tenn. as...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Three and a half hours after a vicious tornado struck Castalian Springs, Tenn., on Tuesday night, rescue workers found what they first thought was a doll but which was in fact a baby—alive and without a scratch, the Washington Post reports. Kyson Stowell, 11 months, was shivering and dazed after the storm that orphaned him and destroyed his home.

Kyson’s home, like all those around it, was flattened by the storm, one of dozens to touch down across five states. Rescuers had been searching since 10pm, and had found three bodies—including Kyson’s mother—before uncovering him. “I touched every inch of that child,” said one worker. “I figured he must have some injury.” He didn’t, and is in stable condition.