Residents of Heart’s Delight, a community on the southern shore of Trinity Bay, are calling it nothing short of a miracle that a six-year-old girl is alive today. On Tuesday afternoon, in temperatures below freezing, the girl reportedly left her babysitter’s home unbeknownst to her caregiver, walking half a kilometre along the main road, through backyards, and even across a brook with running water. She was only wearing a light dress, and no footwear.
Found at the steps of town hall that afternoon, the girl’s skin was blue and she could barely speak. She was rushed to hospital in Carbonear, where she is expected to make a full recovery.