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Atlantic teen returns home after suffering severe head injury

Steele McLaren was severely injured in October after falling out of the back of a pickup truck.

ATLANTIC, Iowa — An Atlantic has returned home after spending months in the hospital.

The town came together Thursday for a downtown parade celebrating Steele McLaren finally coming home.

McLaren suffered a severe head injury in October when he fell out of the back of a moving pickup truck.

He still has a long recovery, but Atlantic residents are excited to see his progress.

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