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Divine Intervention?????

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posted on May, 28 2004 @ 09:46 PM
Child Pronounced Dead Shows Vital Signs

BOISE, Idaho (May 28) - A hospital worker preparing a drowned toddler for a funeral home noticed the boy was breathing - more than an hour after he had been pronounced dead.

Logan Pinto, who is 22 months old, apparently wandered away from his baby sitter Thursday and fell into a canal near his home in Rexburg, about 275 miles east of Boise. He was submerged for nearly 30 minutes before police found him a half-mile downstream, said Rexburg police Capt. Randy Lewis.

Though an officer gave him CPR and emergency workers did everything they could to revive him, Lewis said, the boy was pronounced dead when it appeared the effort had failed. After giving the boy's mother and stepfather - Debra and Joe Gould - some time to say goodbye, Madison Memorial Hospital nurse Mary Zollinger began to prepare Logan's body for the funeral home.

But when she looked at the boy, she noticed his chest was slightly moving and realized that Logan was alive.

The boy was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he was listed in critical condition Friday. Late Thursday, he was breathing on his own and his color had returned, but he was placed back on a respirator Friday, Lewis said.Child Comes Back To Life!!!

"I'm just amazed and overwhelmed with what took place," Lewis said. "They aggressively worked on him for quite a bit of time, and of course it's a bad situation when you have to let the parents know that their son has passed away."

But despair turned to joy when emergency workers learned the boy was alive.

"It's called divine intervention, I think. I was dumbfounded. I couldn't believe it hardly, especially after leaving there and seeing what had transpired," Lewis said. "I don't know how to explain it. It's joyous and relieving."

05-28-04 15:20 EDT

Copyright 2004 The Associated Press.

posted on May, 28 2004 @ 10:40 PM
Tesla is something wrong with the link
It is a nice story I will like to read it.

posted on May, 29 2004 @ 02:27 AM
I haven't checked the link but I've heard of this kind of thing happening before. I love to read stories like this, it makes me just so happy for the family.

posted on May, 29 2004 @ 06:55 AM
Many times this has happened although not just with young children. If the water is cold your body slows down and when they try to recussitate you unsuccesfully they pronounce you dead and low and behold. I've seen it once where the boy was under the ice for two hours before retrieving his body and they were able to bring him back. The body slows down and being so young the water I imagine wouldn't have to be as cold. My .02

posted on May, 29 2004 @ 08:16 AM
While people have been revived after being submerged for a lengthy time, the unusual thing here is that he was found breathing an hour after he was pronounced dead. And that was after medicss and hospital staff working on him for a while. I chalk this one up to Divine intervention.

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