4-year-old boy rescued from submerged vehicle after car crashes into Brush Creek in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 4-year-old boy was rescued Monday afternoon after being stuck inside a vehicle that was partially submerged in Brush Creek, officials say.

Police said a woman temporarily left her son inside the vehicle while she went into a nearby day care. The boy apparently knocked the car into gear, and the car then left the roadway near Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, drove down a hill and landed in the creek.

The woman initially thought someone stole her car, but a witness told her the car was in the creek. Fortunately, an emergency response team with the Kansas City Fire Department just happened to be riding by and saw a witness yelling for help.

The team rescued the woman's 4-year-old son, who was in the backseat of the car, just in time.

Officials said the little boy had minor injuries but is OK. He was taken to a local hospital for observation, police on scene said.

This is a developing story. FOX 4 will update as more information is available.