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Child Who Suffered Electrical Shock Passes Away

KSAL Staff - December 31, 2013 2:48 pm

An 11-year-old Salina girl who suffered an electrical shock while playing in a rainstorm remains in critical condition at a Wichita hospital.

A child who suffered an electrical shock last spring during a rainstorm in Downtown Salina has passed away.

The family of 11-year-old Jayden Hicks announced on the “Prayers for Jayden” Facebook page that she died at 3:56 Tuesday morning.

Back on May 29th Jayden and a group of friends were playing during a rainstorm in puddles near Campbell Plaza when she was shocked. Four other children playing with her and a firefighter who was injured during the rescue were treated and released at Salina Regional Health Center.

Since that time, family and friends rallied around Jayden. “Stay Calm and Pray For Jayden” shirts and decals were made, and the “Prayers for Jayden” Facebook page was created. Multiple fundraising events were also held to help the family with expenses.

Fred Hanson

December 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm

How sad. I hope they sue the city, Gage and each city commissioner for everything they have.

Warren Fair

December 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Fred who is this going to help? Maybe the family with the expenses but more likely the lawyers will get the biggest share.

Patrick Parson

January 1, 2014 at 1:32 am

You will be missed greatly stay strong to all family and siblings will always be supported

Keith Davis

January 1, 2014 at 6:55 am

Fred, this isn’t the time to express hostile and negative thoughts. Instead sir I hope that you pray for the family and friends of this precious young girl.

Terry Clark

January 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

Fred’s not expressing negative thoughts–he’s expressing the positive hope that no other family every has to go through this. And the only thing that really gets the City Of Salina’s attention is payment of lots of money–that’s what will get the City to take measures to ensure this never happens again.

Yes, a better outcome would be for people of conscience to run for City Commission, for other people of conscience to get involved in the election and to ensure the votes are accurately counted….but since all of the outrages that have already occurred (City, County, School Board) haven’t brought that about, there’s no reason to expect this innocent’s death will bring that.

Fuchs Mi

January 2, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Evidently there are some people who do not see the point Fred is making. Have any of you seen anything from the city manager or city commissioners expressing their sorrow for the lost of this child? Hell no you have not its to above all of them to come out and say they care about the lost the family has suffered.

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