Teen's recovery after 15 mins underwater stumps doctors

A team performed CPR for 27 minutes; he regained a pulse as his mother started praying and is now thriving against all odds


ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A 14-year old St. Charles boy who spent 15 minutes under water after falling through the ice of Lake Ste. Louise has made a recovery no one can explain.

It's a recovery so complete, our Kay Quinn spoke on-camera to young John Smith about his near-drowning, and his amazing story of survival.

Three 14-year-old boys fell through the ice on Martin Luther King Day. When rescuers arrived, one was almost out of the water, another was holding onto the ice and one couldn't be found.

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