“He was ‘dead’ for 45 minutes.”
That’s what doctors said after treating 14-year-old John Smith, who spent 15 minutes underwater in an icy lake. Now they are calling his recovery a “miracle.”
Dr. Kent Sutterer and his team performed CPR on John for 27 minutes with no success, reports KSDK-TV.
After wondering how long they should continue, his mother was called in to the room. She came in and started praying loudly.
“They hadn’t been getting a pulse at that time,” said Joyce Smith of St. Charles, Missouri. “All of a sudden I heard them saying, ‘We got a pulse, we got a pulse.'”
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