In what’s being called a “miracle,” a 4-year-old boy in England is expected to make a full recovery after falling into a swimming pool and being underwater for nine minutes. John-Henry Birtle and his parents were on vacation when he was discovered at the bottom of a hotel pool. His mother, Roseann, jumped in and pulled him out. The Newark Advertiser reports a hotel staff member gave the boy CPR for 20 minutes before he had a pulse.
Roseann told the newspaper that her son went without oxygen for 28 minutes. “For those 28 minutes he was gone,” she said. “Doctors said he won’t have a good quality of life, he would not walk or talk or be able to recognize us, but he proved them all wrong and actually walked out of hospital five weeks later.” READ MORE