Injured Indiana teen returns home after June swimming accident

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(Aug. 25, 2014) – A teenager badly hurt in a swimming accident in June is back home.

Sarah McLevish, 16, had been hospitalized since the June 6 accident on the Big Blue River. She went over a dam on the river while swimming with friends.

Two of her friends, Michael Chadbourne and Jason Moran, died trying to save her.

McLevish had been on life support at IU Health Methodist Hospital and was later transferred to Riley Hospital for Children as her condition improved.

On Friday, this message was posted on “When Sarah Smiles,” a Facebook page dedicated to helping her recovery:

And then late yesterday afternoon Miss Sarah Mae came home…So we’re finally all in one place again. She did well during transport and was wide eyed here in the house but took a bit to settle and calm down for the night. She seems to have slept well (and is still). Looking forward to getting settled, getting in our own routine and working out the kinks and continuing to work on her recovery

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