The Spanish Fork Police Department miraculously rescued a baby, Lily Groesbeck, from an upside down car submerged in eight inches of life-threatening cold water.
First responders arrived at the scene, near Main Street and Arrowhead Trail Road, and began contemplating how to return the vehicle to an up right position so they could access the victims trapped inside. The 18-month old was in the car for 14 hours with temperatures at approximately 42 degrees. Paul Tomadakis, with the Spanish Fork Fire Department, said
It’s a miracle for a baby, for anyone, to be in that frigid air for as long as she did and survive.
Officer Tyler Beddoes, Spanish Fork Police Department said,
It was at that time we heard a distinct female voice from the car saying ‘help me, help us’ and that is when we said ‘We’re trying to help you. We’re trying our best to get you out.
After firefighters pried the door open, they found Lily unconscious and not breathing. Lily’s cousin and 25-year-old mother, Lynn J. Groesbeck had died in the crash. The cause of the crash is still unknown. Lily is stable but in critical condition at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Three police officers and four firefighters were transported to Mountain View Hospital and treated for hypothermia.
The mysterious aspect of this story is the voice the officers heard, Beddoes explained that
As far as what we did and what we heard, it’s hard to wrap our minds around it. It was kind of eerie. I don’t know what it was. The mother couldn’t speak.
The remarkable video footage, captured with the police body camera, shows the officers responding to the voice as they urgently worked to rescue Lily.
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