The Madelia Police Department and Madelia Ambulance Service were dispatched to the 500 block of 1st Street SW for the report of a child struck by a lawnmower.
The police officer on duty arrived within one minute of being dispatched to the call and discovered a father holding a two-year-old male with critical injuries. Based on the nature of the injuries, the officer made a determination to immediately transport the father and child to the Madelia Community Hospital where they arrived within four minutes of the original call.
After investigation, the police department determined the cause of the incident was accidental. The child was stabilized and airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The child is currently listed in critical condition.