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Child found shivering, soaking wet in Port Wentworth neighborhood


Port Wentworth Police were dispatched to Cordage Circle and Newport Boulevard late Thursday afternoon because of a report that a four-year-old child was found wandering the streets alone and wet.

A Comcast employee found the child crying, confused and unable to speak.

Officers, South Side Fire/EMS and Port Wentworth Fire treated the child. The air temperature at the time of the incident was 47 degrees.

The child was transported to Memorial for further treatment and evaluation.

The child's mother, Lakeshia Medsker, was arrested and is charged with first degree cruelty to children.

The other children in the home were turned over to other family members.

The child is expected to be released from the hospital this evening.

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